Iowa Sheriffs Decision to Trash (Instead of Save) Carry Permit Applications Causes Controversy




”  The Iowa sheriffs who oversee the counties of O’Brien and Woodbury have caused a stir with their decision to trash carry permit applications once they’re processed, instead of saving them for the three-year period that the Iowa Department of Public Safety recommends.

Why is this a big deal?  Put another way, does it even matter that these counties destroy the applications once a gun owner has been issued or denied a carry permit?

Ross Loder of the Iowa Department of Public Safety told the Des Moines Register that while junking the paperwork that is supposed to be part of the public record isn’t illegal, it’s not the preferred protocol given the following concerns:”