I was in downtown Washington, DC recently. Eating the free breakfast in a motel when two young DC policemen came in and began eating next to me.
I got to talking with them a little and mentioned the fact that I had a Mississippi CCW permit and showed it to them.
They seemed a bit amazed that folks could legally carry concealed. Of course, they had heard about such things, but had not seen a real permit.
They said that such things were definitely not allowed in DC, and they seemed glad, but naively so.
Conservatives have faith in individuals; liberals put their faith in the government.