If you think that's crazy, take a look at the procedures for obtaining a CCW permit
in the state of Delaware.
New Applications For A License To Carry A Concealed Deadly Weapon (Delaware Residents Only)
In order for your application for a license to carry a concealed deadly weapon to be processed, the following steps must be completed:
- Arrange with a newspaper of general circulation in your County to have your application published once, at least (10) days before the filing of your application with the Court. Obtain an affidavit from the newspaper company stating that this requirement has been met, and attach it to your application.
PLEASE NOTE: Newspaper selection must have a circulation of at least 35% of the population in your zip code. Be sure to use your whole name - no initials - and your home address.
That's right. You need to publicly declare, via newspaper advertisement or announcement, your intentions to obtain your carry permit to your entire town or region, including your full name and address.
Criminals must love this -- they can just pick up a newspaper and see who owns firearms in their area, and the address where these firearms are kept.