NavyLT, your contributions are always very welcome.
It would make sense that the gentleman asked me to make sure that I was a permit holder. This ensured that I was a resident of the state, have not been convicted of a felony, had no other offenses, and was licesed to carry a firearm.
Thank you very much for shedding some light on this for me. I appreciate it.
ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ- Greek:"Come and take them..." Meaning: Here we peaceably stand as armed and free men, willing to defend that peace, and ready to make war upon anyone who threatens that freedom.