How are concealed carry permits constitutional? correct me if i'm wrong here but doesn't the need for a permit mean that bearing arms is a privaledge and not a right? You don't need permission to exercise a right. I've had my permit for about a year now and can't figure out why i need one. The Constitution of the United States of America and its Bill of Rights are the supreme law of the land, which all public servants are sworn to uphold and which supercedes all administrative rules, local ordinances, state statutes, Federal Laws, Treaties, and Executive Orders. Despite the presence of state statutes which purport to control weapons, the Constitution of the United States of America and its Bill of Rights explicitly prohibit public servants from infringing on my right to bear arms. The Constitution is in fact not a document which limits we the people, but rather a document which limits its authorized public servants. The 2nd amendment clearly says A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. However, even if the 2nd amendment can be interpreted to not include concealed carry or maybe its not an individual right or whatever, the 9th amendment states: The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people. Doesn't this mean that we have a right to carry and not a privaledge granted with a permit? Doesn't this seem to be very wrong to anybody else? I always here people talking about how its great to have concealed carry permits and reciprocity with other states but isn't it trading a right for a privaledge? I've heard a couple of exlanations already, like how we don't have rights anymore, we instead have "civil liberties" granted to us and regulated by the government...or how because we are 14th amendment citizens we are "subject to the jurisdiction" of congress and the only way to fix that is to apply for a "certificate of non citizenship national status" but even then you wouldn't be able to buy firearms from federal dealers because you'd be excluded from federal jurisdiction. I WANT MY RIGHTS BACK DAMMIT! Can somebody please explain to me how any of the current firearms laws are contitutional at all? Sorry if I sound like I'm crazy, I don't mean to, and I do have a permit and follow the laws even though I may disagree with them or not understand them.