Iowa: Right-to-Carry permits climb in second year of law

The number of Iowans with permits to carry concealed weapons increased dramatically again this year, the second year of relaxed laws governing their issuance. Through the first 11 months of this year, sheriffs in Iowa’s 99 counties had issued 37,327 permits. Those permits, combined with the 102,795 permits issued in 2011    the first year after Iowa went from a “may issue” to a “shall issue” state    brings to more than 140,000 the number of Iowans licensed to carry weapons.