In Washington State that piece of paper I carry when I carry my gun says "STATE OF WASHINGTON LICENSE TO CARRY CONCEALED PISTOL". The lettering is in capitol letters on the license. The key word is pistol. The carrying of 'long guns' loaded at least in a car is illegal. States have different laws on this subject so it is a must to check out your own State law(or any State you might visit) on this subject. I am not against the idea of you or anyone else carrying for self defence whatever you want but IF you ever had to use an AK it MIGHT look bad to a jury. Imagine the prosecuter or the lawyer for the person you shot showing the jury the gun you used and declaring that with a weapon like that you were just looking for trouble. Please no hate mail. I am NOT in favor of any AWB. There are many so called 'assult weapons' that I would like to own, but cant afford it. It is too bad but people dont really know what these so called 'assult weapons' really are and our liberal press isnt helping.