Went to the gun show this morning -- the place was packed. Didn't come home with anything, but one rifle and a revolver had me hovering for awhile and merited a couple return trips to the booth. Another thing that caught my eye was the crazy long line for the Oregon Columbia County carry permit (like 100+ in line). What is this all about? I chuckled at the last required items... a letter to Sherriff "so and so" explaining why you need a concealed carry permit. What the hell is with that? How about "it is my constitutional right jack, and I should not even have to ask"! What's the purpose of requesting that -- other than to demonstrate a form of power over the humble masses? Do they actually read them? I would love to read a few myself. You know, so I could decide if the subject is worthy... what a joke .