Since the 2nd amendment states that the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed why do we as Americans allow our federal government to influence our state governments into passing such ludicrous and useless laws further taxing us in the interest of "make work programs" such as CCW permits. Can anyone here honestly say that CCW permit makes you a more responsible gun owner? That's like saying a dog permit makes your dog safer. It is my belief that all persons should have access to firearms including felons not that they don't already have access to them that is of course how many of them became felons to begin with but sadly I still trust a felon more than my own government. At least I know where he stands and usually is not a wolf in sheep's clothing. I am a bit of a hypocrite as I do own a CCW and carry concealed every day but I do hate paying the tax every 5 years.