Thursday, June 2, 2011

Another sheriff takes a different view of permits

A little laissez faire or change of heart?
The new law does things such as increase the life of a gun permit from one to five years and takes away sheriffs' ability to deny people permits, [Sheriff] Van Otterloo said.

"I had discretion before," he said. "I could base it on whatever I needed to base it on."
It seems that Plymouth County Sheriff Van Otterloo doesn't see the current law is a big issue. That seems to be a contrast to sheriffs from Johnson or Linn counties.

Another county sees an increase in demand for permits.

Who would have thought?

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