In Iowa, 'Unbelievable' rise in weapons permits

Another civil rights victory:

The number of Iowans seeking permits to carry handguns and other weapons has increased 170 percent during the first 11 months of 2011 -- a trend one Iowa sheriff calls “unbelievable.”

During the first year in which a new law gave sheriffs less discretion over which residents can be denied permits, 94,516 Iowans sought and received non-professional weapons permits from January through November, the Iowa Department of Public Safety reports.

via 'Unbelievable' rise in weapons permits | The Des Moines Register | DesMoinesRegister.com.