60K Iowans Get Concealed Weapon Permits - Des Moines News Story - KCCI Des Moines
Oh look at that. When you remove the requirement to donate to the local sheriff's re-election campaign, the amount of people who get permits to protect themselves increases.
Its almost like arbitrary rules have arbitrary effects.
I'm surprised that it took Iowa this long, but for some reason there is a very liberal streak that triangulates between Minneapolis, Cleveland, and Kansas City.