Re: @Hud Dunlap - Why have a license at all?
As a Yank, I can tell you what it's like going through owning a gun...
Gun laws vary state by state.
When you purchase your gun, you will go through a background check and you will have a waiting period.
Long Guns (rifles and shotguns) are different from handguns (pistols and revolvers).
In Illinois, since the late 60's you had to apply to the state to get a FOID card. You could not touch a gun, or purchase ammo without a card. It didn't mean that you owned a gun, only that you have gone through the background check to show that you can own a gun.
Then you go to your gun store, purchase the gun. The gun store takes your money, helps you fill out the paperwork, and you wait. They process the paperwork, do a background check and after the waiting period, you can pick up your gun.
So its not as simple as just saying I want a gun and I get to go in to the store and buy it.
Although for rifles in certain states, it can be that easy. (Again, it depends on the state.)
Suppressors, Short Barreled Rifles (SBR), Automatic Weapons all require special permits and this depends again on where you live.
Conceal Carry? All of the US now have some form of constitutional carry and conceal carry permits in place. Illinois was the last holdout.
In Chicago, there are several shootings a day. All clustered in to two regions and all tend to be gang related with some robbery attempts. (Even those tend to be gang related.) In all cases, the guns are unregistered and those caught by police end up having prior felony convictions and could not legally possess a gun in the first place.
But if you want to shoot. Plenty of options, including Perry OH.