The other day on Facebook, Don Gammill posted: “I’m happy that Rebecca Gammill got her concealed carry permit today; however, I was a bit surprised to find out that, on top of the $75 cash license fee, we also had to provide a self-addressed, stamped envelope for the Probate Court to mail the license to us in when it’s ready. I mean, couldn’t they have just raised the fee to $76?” Someone posted in response: “No, it is all about making the process more difficult. My question is why must I pay 76 bucks to exercise a Constitutional right. Imagine the outcry if they charged you to exercise your constitutional right to vote.” So the question is . . .
Does the Second Amendment also mean you should have a right to carry a concealed weapon without having to pay for a permit to do so?
This is not about whether or not you should have to register to carry—just whether you should have to pay for a permit. After all, you can’t exercise your constitutional right to vote without registering first. But as many southern states found out in the 60s, forcing voters to pay a poll tax before they could vote was unconstitutional.