I didn't find it difficult to purchase any of my firearms or to get my CHL. I'd say time consuming for the CHL class, but not difficult by any means.
Difficult was the 23 page form for a DOJ background check I had to fill out to work for a company that had a DEA clandestine lab remediation contract. After having gone through that the CHL paperwork was cake.
Seriusly though. We have to have a license to drive, and hunter's safety permit to hunt neither if which are difficult to obtain. Why not have something to show that people know basic firearm safety to keep someone from shooting an innocent bystander? Would you people who agree with AZ still think no liscensing for carrying
was great if it was your mom, wife, or child that got killed, or even if your car got shot by a stray bullet from someone w/out any training?
I agree with everything you say, but the only reason I think differently then you now is for 1 basic reason.
Will criminals do all of this when they want to carry a gun for malicious intent?
My CHL was a breeze as well. It still cost me quite a bit of money to obtain all-in-all. Law abiding citizens are the ones that get the most hassle from these sort of laws.
Frankly, I'd rather get an open carry license. More comfy and if a crook is deciding who to go over, it'll likely be the person without a gun. Yeah, I know...they'll take it from me right? I have a 10 dollar nylon holster with a strap to hold the gun in. To be honest, it is not THAT easy to take out unless it is the person wearing it, trying to get it.
Anyway, my logic used to be just like yours for a long time. Also, given how I see the government being lately - I'm not for them taking more and more things away from Joe Citizen. If they make open carry or any carry legal, YOU still have a choice to carry or not.
Hell, I'm even okay with getting a license to open carry. Just make it as cheap as an in-state hunting license or a drivers license.