Yeah, those people who live on fixed or low incomes, to whom the $100 permit fee coupled with the $100 - $250 for the required training class is a MAJOR expense don't really need to be carrying. So what if they're living in high crime neighborhoods or have to dread going outside because their age makes them an easy mark? Getting a permit is not that big a deal if you've got a well-paying job with plenty of disposable, discretionary income and live in a good neighborhood or have political connections. But for some people, people who really would benefit from being able to carry the means of protecting themselves, it is a big, insurmountable deal.buy the way, only the guys who cant get a permit think that a permit is a bad idea, trust me, to comply with one simple rule isnt that big of a deal, especially when considering reciprocity. take for instance how much more difficult it is for residents of VT who dont get a carry permit, when they try to get non resident permits. So go ahead and carry without a permit in TX, i can carry in every state but about five, which I would never travel to anyways. I can even carry in canada, naive...lol.