Why should someone who has the right to keep and bear arms need special permission to maintain the means to defend themselves, their property, and their loved ones without advertising what they are carrying to the world? There are many reasons for concealed carry by lawful citizens, from the image an open weapon can project (especially for those with no desire to project a 'tough guy' image unnecessarily) to simple fashion (if a woman is wearing a cocktail dress, open carry is not only not feasible, but would also ruin both the look of the address and, potentially, the mood of the setting in which she is wearing it) to the simple fact that if a man knows where a woman's weapon is when attacking her, he can go immediately for the weapon from the outset, making it harder for her to effectively defend herself. I do not see that those who are inclined toward armed robbery or other crimes are likely to obey the law regarding concealment of a weapon. If anything, using the law to discourage concealed carry (through the charging of a fee to acquire the license, effectively taxing concealment of one's weapon), and with it the carrying of arms by lawful citizens (especially women) in general, makes criminals more assured that if a weapon is not visible, it's likely not present, and making them more confident when carrying out criminal acts with their weapon. What is the reasoning behind this tax on lawful citizens who wish to carry a means of defense without the stigma, awkwardness, image, or simple inconveniences of open carry? The only reasoning I can see is that those who push for CCP laws wish to discourage carry by women who wish to dress up for a date or those who wish to maintain the means of self-defense without advertising the fact or projecting a different image into the world (eg: a man in a business suit in a formal setting who does not wish the open presence of the firearm to become potential distracting from the matter at hand or unduly influence the mood or setting). If there is any reasoning behind these laws other than the desire to discourage the carrying of weapons by lawful citizens in general, please, explain it to me.