50 sex offenders have gun permits

A two-year-old state law on gun permits allows registered sex offenders to obtain a weapons permit, something which has surprised some state lawmakers and worried some law enforcement officers.

Source: The Des Moines Register

Posted on: May 7, 2013

Shooter’s gun permit opposed by U of I

Records from 2010 show the University of Iowa recommended authorities withhold a gun permit from the graduate student who shot three North Liberty officers Sunday. The student, Taleb Hussein Yousef Salameh, died at the scene.

Source: The Des Moines Register

Posted on: March 12, 2013

Register Investigation: 99.6% of Iowa gun permits approved

In the two years since Iowa legislators passed the "shall carry" law, more than 99.6 percent of applications to carry a weapon in public in Iowa have been approved. Some county sheriffs are concerned the law puts guns in the hands of people who could be a danger to themselves or others.

Source: The Des Moines Register

Posted on: March 11, 2013