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To purchase a firearm in Iowa, a person first has to obtain a gun license. The license is supposed to be good for five years and then it must be renewed or it expires and the person is no longer allowed to purchase any firearm within the state.

In the past, it took time for the state database system to record that a gun license had expired and number of people have managed to purchase a firearm with an expired license, causing consternation to many anti-gun liberals.

Polk County Sheriff, Bill McCarthy has announced that his department is dedicating 2 people to keep the 5-year gun license database up to date, to close the loophole used by some to still buy a firearm.

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(Des Moines Register) – Polk County gun sellers should have access in June to an online database to check if a county resident’s five-year gun license remains valid.

County officials announced Thursday the creation of a special two-person team at the sheriff’s department to do monthly background checks to make sure gun permit-holders are still legally allowed to buy weapons throughout the five-year permit renewal period allowed by law.

“I would hope they feel like it’s a safety blanket for them, that we’re protecting them,” Chief Tim Krum said of gun sellers.

Many believe that being forced to obtain a license or permit of any kind just to exercise one’s Second Amendment right is unconstitutional. Using that same logic, people will soon need a license of permit to exercise their right of free speech and the freedom of religion. Many Democrats are already pushing legislation against hate language, which they often define as any language that opposes their warped views.

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