If you think that's crazy, take a look at the procedures for obtaining a CCW permit in the state of Delaware.
Dear Lord! That's simply reprehensible! If you lived in a large metropolitan area, that might price a permit right out of your pocketbook. And why would an employee of, say, a gun-hating newspaper agree to prepare and notarize an affidavit? If I had to get "an affidavit from the newspaper company" from the Washington Post Co. (I live in metro-DC), I'd be toast.
Talk about infringement. Do they have poll taxes, too? Do you have to buy a government permit to publish a broadsheet or newsletter?