“Even though Chet’s a Democrat and I’m a Republican, I’m as proud to decide to stand next to him for this as I was the day I hung the sheriff’s badge on my uniform,” said Cedar County Sheriff Warren Wethington. “This is a huge victory for Iowans’ rights.”Sorry, but a huge victory for Iowan's rights would have been eliminating the whole permit process.
“That was the last of the Jim Crow laws in Iowa,” said Glen McCannon, an Aurelia resident who belongs to the grassroots gun group Iowa Carry.Raises the permit age, there's still a sheriff's discretion and you have to get re-trained when renewing. Yep, it's a great day for the Second Amendment.
Sen. Keith Kreiman, D-Bloomfield, said “people put a lot on the line” to get the bill passed.
“I think it’s a great day for the second amendment and it’s a great day for public safety,” Kreiman said.
The only thing improved is that there is now a better appeals process for denials. A sheriff can still deny the permit but has to state a purpose instead of arbitrarily refusing and keeping mum on it.
The Great Gun Compromise of 2010.