That is absolutely true. I used to tell all of the newbies that asking dispatch if there were any firearms reported at the scene of a domestic or fight was a waste of time. Around here, just about EVERYONE has gran'daddy's shotgun or poor Uncle John's deer rifle in the closet, and in fact most people have several guns in the house. There are exceptions.That makes me ever so glad to live in Alabama! Down here, LEOs expect citizens to be armed--and approve of it, too!
We're getting into Br'er Mas' territory here, but states are not required to honor another state's CCW, since CCW is a state issue, not a federal one. National recognition of state CCWs (NOT a national CCW) has been a long-term goal for years.to ALL,
fwiw, i believe that every jurisdiction MUST be required to recognize the CCW permits of every other state under "the full faith & credit" provisions of the Constitution.= the SCOTUS has declared that BOTH the "full faith & credit" provisions & the 2A are fundamental RIGHTS.
(so far, the SCOTUS has NOT heard a case relative to requiring the various jurisdictions to recognize all CCW permits.)