Reasons not to have a conceal carry permit:
- Yet another record owned by the government to let them know where to go when they decide to confiscate guns. Registration is confiscation ...eventually.
Reasons for owning a conceal carry permit (which I believe outweight the above since they know all about me anyway):
- You learn the how/when/why for how to legally and safely carry a handgun, concealed or not, in the State of Alaska.
- Owning the Alaska conceal carry permit allows you to carry in something like 30 other states (see http://www.usacarry.com ...noting that packing.org has gone by the wayside.)
- And now ...or soon anyway, you will be able to carry a concealed and loaded hand gun in National Parks if you own a conceal carry permit. See http://tinyurl.com/6ym378 (Dallas Morning News report on recent overturning of this ban by President Bush.)
I think carrying concealed and loaded weapons in National parks containing bears is a good idea ...it allows you to have effective personal protection without spooking the tourists who aren't used to Alaskan ways. Good for us, good for them.