Forgetting weather,politics,etc. Of course,it may be your own. Things to consider:Open Carry legal,shall issue,vehicle carry,area carry such as State Parks, National Forest,Wildlife Management Areas,Must Notify Officer that you're carrying (10 states),MG and Suppressors legal,OL areas, must notify property owner (4 states) and much more. See: See www.handgunlaw.us. 4 permitless carry states (AK,AZ,VT,WY (for WY residents only for CC),many states like Washington require no training. Arkansas may become the 5th permitless carry state, depending on a interpretation of the AR AG's ruling. I first asked this question in November,2008. Much has changed in 5 years. Arizona,Texas and Montana led the field at that time. Thoughts,GT?