All good points, i think the gentlemen with the best idea was to get a pa permit, which if u have one from ohio, u can get one in Pa, or get one from florida. and youll be good for thirty some states
As far as the guy with the G17 vs G19, one guy said it best, get them both
Yeah, that's the best CURRENTLY available to me, and that's how I'll be resolving the situation for myself. That doesn't make it ideal, or even adequate. The combination of a PA and an Ohio license protect you in 60% of the nation, and there is no possible combination that protects you throughout the nation, or even in all states that recognize concealed carry.
I've been bouncing around the idea of "endorsements" like those for drivers licenses. In certain states, you need only be in the state to carry concealed. In other states, you just need a background check. In some you need classes and/or proof of competency. In some you need to show cause by demonstrating a clear and present danger to yourself.
To carry in Indiana, you'd only need the background check. An Indiana resident with a background check endorsement would be able to carry in any state that required a background check. Their basic license would not be good in Ohio; Ohio requires a background check, a class, and proof of competency. This Indiana resident should be able to get education and competency endorsements, and have his license recognized in any state that requires them.
"May Issue" states require some combination of the above and evidence of clear and present danger to the holder. A competent court usually makes this determination, and under the full faith and credit clause, that decision should be recognized throughout the nation.
Allow states to select which endorsements they require, and allow every other state to issue those endorsements. That should resolve all of the "states rights" issues.