Idaho is currently considering constitutional carry. theepochtimes.com reports that Bannock County Sheriff Lorin Nielsen and Pocatello Police Chief Scott Marchand have come out against gun rights restoration. They claim constitutional carry would make their jobs tougher. Au contraire, says Bonner County Sheriff Daryl Wheeler. “If you’re a criminal you’re not going to go and follow through and get a concealed weapons permit. If you’re going to commit a crime then you’re just going to commit a crime.” Sheriff Wheeler rejects the idea that Constitutional Carry would make policing more difficult or dangerous with the following piercing (yet welcome) glimpse into the obvious . . .
Any stop we initiate, we ask if they have a weapon. Somebody having a concealed weapons permit is not going to prohibit or change our tactics. And if they aren’t suppose to have that weapon, we’ll find out when we run them through our computers.
You want common sense? You got it. And for that Sheriff Wheeler gets The Truth About Guns Gun Hero of the Day nod.