Actually, I took it as his right to keep and bear arms technically should not be dictated by law. However, since we have laws here in America, as long as you are not convicted of a felony you should be able to carry. The unfortunate part to that is he's not taking into account those with violent histories such as assaults (5th degree assault is misdemeanor), those prone to violence without criminal histories, as well as those who have mental disorders.
That's sort of how it is here. It's not the sheriff, it's the police chief which becomes really political. I'd get denied a CCW simply because of my name and whom I'm related to in this shithole of a town. Even the next town up I'd probably be looked upon suspiciously.True...if we are gonna have the laws they need to stretch out a bit farther but the problem lies in places like here in Iowa where in the Sheriff of the County has the final say as to wether or not you can get your permit to carry concealed.
Even if your not a convicted felon they don't have to issue you anything more than a permit to purchase. they are not required to issue CCW Permits.
It is very rare that they are issued here. My job is actually the reason they allow me to carry off-duty also. :thumbup
I think there should be a federal CCW permit to honest with you. :yes