I once read a thread on some forum about how one of the best ways to get through to people is to hit them in the wallet.
This thread was on a gun forum, and the poster was talking about how getting CCW permits from all states possible was his way of protesting the CCW-unfriendly laws of his state. I am from California, and therefore subject to the same unfriendly laws in regards to getting a permit.
So, I too am protesting all the hoops (some as small as a Life Saver) that us California folks have to jump through to get a permit, by paying all the other states for theirs. I got my Florida one about 6 years ago, and I'm working on getting my Utah one. I'm also getting the Washington State permit this weekend, even though Utah covers non-resident carry in Washington. I travel frequently and have carried legally in a couple of states, and I'd like carry in a few more. I would also like the powers-that-be in California to see how much revenue these states pull in from issuing these permits, that all the other neighboring states are getting. Hittin them in the wallet!
I'm also an avid shooter, a former rangemaster, and I'm a car guy...cars and guns just seem to go hand-in-hand.
If yall have any questions about crazy laws/myths about what we deal with in California (cars or guns), I'll be glad to answer them!