I personally will not ever apply for a concealed carry permit. I have a serious problem with applying for permission to exercise a right guaranteed in the Bill of Rights. Doing so is playing right into the hands of the anti-gun establishment in this country. Here's why: You're asking for permission. This is as good as reducing your right to a privilege. You're giving the government (an entity that is by and large against gun ownership, with very few exceptions) a list of what guns you own, and - even worse - a list of who the gun owners are, including all of their information. Yes it's better to be allowed to carry with a permit than to be disallowed altogether, but submitting to unconstitutional laws and procedures is a step toward giving up our rights altogether. Remember the California "assault-weapon" ban, which used the previously mandated registration lists as confiscation checklists. Discuss.