No... not asking anyone for permission. lol As stated above, I will seek the advice of a gun rights attorney. If he says I can have them, cool. If not, maybe he can help me obtain the right ( as if the right to bear arms isn't my right already ) And if the answer is just a flat no.... then, IF I had any firearms I would "get rid of them"... until such a time when the poop hits the fan. And as for home protection, I guess I'll just have to go into 'viking mode'.