I have a good friend who lives in New York state. He's telling me that if he wants to OWN a firearm he has to get permission from the county/state where he resides. He's in a rural area where shooting/hunting is allowed, again, by permission of the state. What do you do to protect you and yours, LEGALLY?? And, do agree with these unneccesary restrictions of your freedom/liberty? This is not a discussion on the "EVIL" gun. For every reason you may have to ban firearms I can give you 20 why they should be in every household of every LAW ABIDING citizen. I'm staying out, y'all know my opinion.