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Iowa gun law faces challenge

OCHEYEDAN, Iowa -- Paul Dorr, 52, and his son Alexander, 18, have filed a federal lawsuit after Osceola County sheriff Doug Weber twice denied their requests to carry a concealed weapon.

Paul Dorr, who had a concealed weapons license from 2001 to 2006 without incident, claims the provision in the law allowing the county sheriff to deny a permit to any one deemed a "danger to any person" is unconstitutional.

Weber is unable to comment on the suit, but Dorr said Weber denied his requests because people had reported they were afraid of Dorr.

The attorney representing the county and the sheriff's department expects to file a response to the lawsuit sometime this week.

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