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I would only take one minor issue with your phrasing. Your CFP does not grant you any rights. Not even the U.S. Constitution grants you any rights. Rights were considered by the Founding Fathers to be inalienable, natural, or God-given rights. They were human rights. The Bill of Rights in the Constitution only lists some natural rights that were not to be infringed or abridged by the government.
The way I look at it is this: the state has condescended to allow me to apply for a permit so that I can get some of the rights that are already infringed restored to me.
In a perfect world, I would not need a CFP to be able to carry for self-defense. Alaska and Vermont are both like that.
Having said that, I would infer from your comments that you already have a CFP. Correct? What do you like to carry?
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