What are people's views on qualifications for a CHP/CCW? I believe that anyone that can legally own a firearm ought to be able to carry that firearm concealed without any additional constraints being placed on them. Here in Colorado, it is relatively easy to obtain a permit but between the cost of the class and the cost of the background checks it does run approximately $200. It took me about two months after I completed the "training" to get an appointment with the Sheriff's Office and 96 days after that I received my permit. It is supposed to take 90 days or less but sometimes there are glitches and we happen to have a really great sheriff so I didn't make a fuss. I did call them on day 91 to ask about it... Why should we have additional barriers in place for carrying a concealed weapon? Does this in and of itself not constitute infringement as in "the right to keep and bear arms SHALL NOT be infringed?" Especially in states such as Texas where open carry is not permitted. Before anyone gets carried away with the need for training I would certainly agree that anyone that accepts the responsibility of carrying a firearm needs to also know how to use that weapon and should practice incessantly to maintain proficiency. However, is this something that the State should mandate? In the event that one finds oneself in a situation where lethal force is necessary I would agree that one should be held accountable for every round that gets fired. Thus training and practice would be essential to ensuring legal immunity. I am very interested in hearing other people's thoughts on this issue. Thank you!