Hi, be glad you don't live in New York State. I & my wife have Florida CCW Permits, which are good in 30 States. We had to go through the NRA sponsored course again, resubmit our finger prints for NICS & after paying almost $600 we may get our CCW Permits in 8 to 12 months. I say may, as NYS is a MAY Issue State. If we do get them, a Judge will probably write on the permit "for target & hunting only", which means we are not supposed to carry them for Self Defense. That is a dirty word in NYS, don't forget we have Chuck Schumer & Kirsten Gillabrand as Senators -Rabid Anti-Gun Liberals. You don't even dare use self defense for a reason for a CCW Permit - it will automatically be denied. Nice State Huh!