... I think it started about 1985 (pre-may '86) in Florida with the then "new" idea of a "must issue" CCW permit system, rather than the ol' "well, if the judge thinks you need one" idea. I don't know what "party" was is power in Florida then, and it doesn't matter, but it goes back to the grass-roots idea of politics of where "all politics is local" is the thinking -- as in where "we don't care what the 'federalies' say, this is the way we do it here!" I was in the first group who thought it '"way cool" that I "couldn't be denied" my 2nd amendment rights.
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