Thursday, April 1, 2010

Some clarity from a sheriff

From a sheriff who understands:
A recent poll by the Iowa State Sheriffs and Deputies Association found 77 sheriffs or deputies did not approve of this legislation. The Jones County Sheriff is one of only five people who agreed with it.

"Some people think there's going to be blood in the streets and everybody's going to be carrying their guns into the bars. It's not the people with the permits to carry that we have to worry about. It's the ones that don't,” Jones County Sheriff Mark Denniston said.
In a headline that doesn't make sense New Bill Could Change Gun Rules in Iowa ("Could" - hey factchecker, they are changing) some discussion of the new bill in Cedar Rapids and surrounding counties.

Sheriff Denniston may not understand that there are many people in Iowa who carry concealed without a permit and do so with no ill-intent. But I will give him some credit especially compared to the 77 who wanted the status quo.

Reading on we find another example of IowaCarry and Iowa Gun Owners inability to work on changing Iowa's laws:
"I think it's unfortunate the NRA was able to come in, push the legislature around and get them to go along with this,” Johnson County Sheriff Lonny Pulkrabek said.
The evil and powerful NRA came in and pushed the weak-kneed pussy legislature around and forced them (at gun point) to bend to their will. Maybe they threw money around because both Iowa groups run on a shoestring budget.

It's okay for Pulkrabek to push citizens around to get a permit, but oh no, not a lobbyist. (Granted, he is more lenient compared to his predecessor in issuing permits) but I don't think he truly gets the point.

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