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Dallas County Sheriff election on June 5(IA)
Des Moines Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 4 April, 2012 | Sean McClanahan

Posted on 04/05/2012 1:13:59 PM PDT by marktwain

According to The Waukee Patch, Dallas County Sheriff Chad Leonard is going to be challenged for his seat in the June 5 Republican primary by Jim Romar. Sheriff Leonard is a friend of the gun rights community, having been a “shall issue” Sheriff before it was mandated statewide in 2011. Dallas County residents have spoken highly of Sheriff Leonard in regards to how he deals with holders and applicants of the Iowa Permit to Carry Weapons, and it is hard to find anyone who is dissatisfied with his overall stance on gun rights issues.

Jim Romar is a retired veteran of the West Des Moines Police Department, where he worked for 30 years. Mr. Romar has a list of items on his website that he believes to be problems with Dallas County Sheriff's Office, but none of them reference gun rights or permit holders.

I have contacted both Sheriff Leonard and Jim Romar to seek their stance on several issues that are of importance to gun rights advocates in Iowa. Specifically, I asked for their positions on:

* Stand Your Ground

* Adding the right to keep and bear arms to the Iowa Constitution

* Carrying firearms without a permit in Iowa

I also asked them to provide any other information that they felt would be important to gun rights advocates and gun owners in Iowa. I will publish their responses here as I receive them.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: banglist; constitution; ia; sheriff
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