i find it rather sticky that one must obtain a permit to exercise a 2a right and thats only if the state theyre in allows it.
I agree with you completely. Requiring a permit in order to exercise a Constitutional right is certainly nothing if not an infringement on that right. In Heller
, though, the Court gave deference to long-standing prohibitions on concealed carry, so the issue isn't ripe for a court challenge yet. Perhaps in the future, as more and more states adopt so-called "Constitutional Carry" laws and the streets don't run red with blood.....
Violence is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and valorous feeling which believes that nothing is worth violence is much worse. Those who have nothing for which they are willing to fight; nothing they care about more than their own personal safety; are miserable creatures who have no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the exertions of those better than themselves. Gary L. Griffiths, Chief Instructor, Advanced Force Tactics, Inc. (Paraphrasing John Stuart Mill)