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  •  DOW CITY, IA, 3/16/13 (9+ / 0-)

    Man accused of murder fired 15 shots at victim's car. Carroll Daily Times Herald, 3/26/13 (subscription required).

    Benton Wingrove picked a fight with another man in a Dow City bar this month, and when the two decided to take the argument outdoors, Wingrove went to the bar’s cash register, pulled a handgun from the waist of his pants and put it under the register, a witness told investigators.
    Ten minutes later, he came back and got his handgun.
    Wingrove called 911 at about 1:40 a.m. and told a county dispatcher: “I just shot my pistol at a car that swerved.”
    Investigators found 15 shell casings and bullet holes in the victim's car.
    [The victim's] car crashed into a garage about two blocks from where Wingrove allegedly shot at the car. [The victim] was taken to Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison, where he was pronounced dead at 2:20 a.m.
    Wingrove obtained a permit to openly carry the gun in public in November 2011, according to the sheriff’s office. Iowa lawmakers made significant changes that year to the Iowa Code that stripped sheriffs of much of their discretion over who gets a permit. The new law also allows permit holders to carry a loaded weapon in public places and in vehicles.
    •  Why, I can almost smell that Blissful Freedom! (4+ / 0-)
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      cocinero, allensl, adrianrf, WakeUpNeo
      Iowa lawmakers made significant changes that year to the Iowa Code that stripped sheriffs of much of their discretion over who gets a permit.
      So now we have situations where some sheriffs who should enforce gun safety won't, and some sheriffs who want to enforce gun safety can't.

      America. Fuck Yeah.

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