An officer in uniform, working as off-duty security at a Des Moines, Iowa, Walmart store, saw 23-year old Dennis Scott Estell with a handgun in a holster. The officer asked for Estell to show his permit, as provided by Iowa law, but Estell repeatedly refused. The officer then arrested Estell, who was charged with a misdemeanor and had his gun confiscated.
From an article:
A Des Moines police officer working off-duty, but in full uniform, saw Dennis Scott Estell, 23, walk into the store with a handgun in a holster on his belt, police reports show.
The officer asked Estell if he had a permit for the weapon and Estell said he did, officials said.
But when the officer asked to see the permit, Estell reportedly refused, saying, “No, it’s my right to carry this and I don’t have to show you my permit.”
Iowa law requires anyone carrying a revolver or pistol to carry a permit and produce it at the request of a police officer. Failing to produce the permit is a simple misdemeanor.
Estell refused the officer’s second request to see the permit and the officer placed him under arrest and confiscated the gun.
Estell was charged with carrying weapons and interference with official acts. He remains in the Polk County Jail on a $2,300 bond.According to another article:
The officer took Estell into custody and seized the gun, which had a round in the chamber and a loaded magazine. ...
The police report shows Estell does have a permit to carry, issued out of Madison County.
According to Iowa Code 724.5, “A person armed with a revolver, pistol, or pocket billy concealed upon the person shall have in the person’s immediate possession the permit provided for in section 724.4, subsection 4, paragraph “i”, and shall produce the permit for inspection at the request of a peace officer. Failure to so produce a permit is a simple misdemeanor.”
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