From the article:

"Des Moines County is headed for a showdown over whether residents with permits to carry guns should be allowed to strap holsters to their hips and bring their firearms into a county-owned building."

Rewritten:

Des Moines County is headed for a showdown over whether residents should be allowed carry tape recorders, pens, papers, cameras or any other recording devices into a county-owned building. There is too much potential for political conversations or political dealings to be recorded.