And if it's not a criminal issue, who cares?
Rather than a national permit, how about a national per"not?" Who is NOT allowed to carry: Convicted felons, minors, illegals, etc. That way, the list you are working with gets alot smaller and the recourse becomes much clearer in every single case. Sure would make it alot easier on everyone.
I have no problem with States doing the same thing. But neither the Federal Govt, or ANY State Govt, can regulate something, or endorse via a law, something that I have as a fundamental right that our Founding Fathers realized couldn't come from voted law. It is Natural Law. The ability and means to protect yourself, family, and possessions from harm and theft is not only fundamental, but is Natural Law that is inherent in any individual. Trying to legislate against that is as fruitless as trying to regulate against sneezing..it's an involuntary response that is natural to a human being.
If one does the research one will find that only 3-4 states actually dont have a 2A clause in thier constitution, albiet the line that states that the state has a right to regulate the carry of firearms, i would like to see a vermont/srkansas style carry in all states
"Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority; the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities (and the smallest minority on earth is the individual). "
"Individual rights are the means of subordinating society to moral law."
"Rights are not a matter of numbers—and there can be no such thing, in law or in morality, as actions forbidden to an individual, but permitted to a mob."
All quotes from Ayn Rand
Federal License? Not on my watch - the state laws are bad enough.
Constitutional Amendments need no laws.
"The people never give up their liberties, but under some delusion." - Edmund Burke
The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first. - Thomas Jefferson