MN Sheriff Told Not to Revoke Vet’s Gun Permit
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A judge says Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek overstepped his authority
when he tried to revoke the gun permit of an Iraq war veteran who police believed to be possibly dangerous.
Judge Susan Robiner ruled Friday that no one has been directly threatened by the veteran, the Star Tribune reports. The case could have implications on how much authority sheriffs have in seeking to revoke permits to carry.
Stanek began trying to revoke Steven Eid's permit after Eid told several people he was carrying a gun because he felt threatened by a detective.
Eid's attorney, John Baker, says the case shows how society often thinks war veterans are broken. Eid hasn't been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and has no criminal history.
The sheriff's office had no comment, citing privacy laws.