Discussion Topic: On Character And The Right To Carry

From Pennsylvania's The Meadville Tribune:

_An unusual gun-rights case that has the potential of overturning state law appears to be headed for a hearing in the Crawford County Court of Common Pleas.

[Gary A. Young] has appealed a decision by the county sheriff to revoke his permit to carry a concealed firearm . . . .

In his letter revoking Young’s permit, [Sheriff Nick] Hoke quoted a passage from the state law that lays out one of the circumstances under which a sheriff can revoke a concealed carry permit. Hoke wrote that he believes Young’s “character and reputation is such that you would be likely to act in a manner dangerous to the public.”_

So, the question becomes: Should a government official’s opinion of your character and reputation be grounds for revoking your right to carry?