Yeah what a load of *censored* that situation is. It is CLEARLY defined in the Constitution - "....SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED
" .. yet, it is infringed upon every waking moment of every single day. Just the fact you have to apply for a PERMIT is testament to that. The Founders would be appalled at our current legal mess regarding the 2nd Amendment.
If there is ANY time to carry, it's while TRAVELING long distances. Your in in-familiar territory, which puts you at more of a risk. Criminals know this, & typically target tourist areas, & rest stops for petty crime. If you carry cash instead of plastic, carrying brings a real sense of security. Without it, your a sitting duck.
There are a couple bills out right now pressing for interstate recognition of permits: H.R.822 ... which I'm not 100% sure I trust yet : http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h822/show
..... & H.R.2900 which looks to be a better bill: http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h2900/show
Lets hope we get some changes made in the near future. Although .... the more I read about the economy & future predictions, laws aren't going to make a lick of difference. It's going to be those who are armed ... and those who are vulnerable.
Let's hope I'm wrong, & everything I've read is wrong ....