As a rule, concealed-carry licenses are off limits to anyone with a history of crime, substance abuse, drunk driving or serious mental illness. Not to mention that most states require safety training. In any case, people who are inclined to commit mayhem generally don't seek state licenses to carry guns, any more than they ask permission to break into houses or beat up girlfriends. It's the law-abiding folks who apply for licenses.
Read Original at: The Dallas Morning News