Big Ray, country folks have enjoyed immediate gun access since wayyyy before permits were ever imagined. My Great Grandparents' home had Model 94 30-30 Winchesters behind both the front & rear entrance doors. You didn't want a rabid fox to bite your prize coon hound. There were also Colt revolvers stashed in various drawers throughout the house. And it's funny, not one kid EVER DARED to so much as touch one without clear adult authorization. Of course, no one ever cut their leg off with a chainsaw either. After all, playing with tools can hurt ya'!