Therefore, there must be about 12 million UNLICENSED people in the United States who carry outside the home on their persons or in their vehicles. These people must be --
1. The bad guys
2. People avoiding the cost or hassle of registration
3. People who believe that the Constitution's statement that "the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed" means exactly that, that registration does infringe and may lead to confiscation (as in Britain).
Or they live in states like Virginia where unpermitted open carry is AOK or a state like Vermont where no permit is required to conceal?