“My biggest beef is they took all the discretion away from the sheriffs under the premise of wanting more law-abiding citizens to get permits, but what they’ve done is allowed more people who are criminal, non-law-abiding citizen to carry guns,” Pulkrabek said.If most of the sheriffs in Iowa hadn't acted like little tyrants regarding the permits, then they would still have their discretion. Which, by the way, they still have the power but the appeals process can overturn their decision.
Since the law went into effect on January 1st, how many of these "criminals" have broken the law? If they had, I'm certain the good sheriff would have made hay in the media over it.
I have not heard of one (and that doesn't mean that it hasn't happened). If any of my (still) loyal readers have heard of one incident, please let me know. We need to expose these miscreants of society so that their permits would be revoked.
Johnson County issued 1,295 permits in the first four months of 2011 compared to 552 in all of 2010.That says all we need to know about the Johnson County Sheriff and his desire for a return to autocratic power.