I wasn't saying that any Tom Dick or Harry (apologies if that's your name) walks in off the street and purchases a handgun with no NICS check. Prohibited persons shouldn't have guns I think we all agree on that. If you haven't gone through the whole background check/permit procedure or have a hunting license then waiting periods are annoying but probably ok.
However, if you're not a prohibited person then you should be able to purchase a handgun or other firearm without having to go through the hoops the DPS have in place with regards permitting. If you want to carry concealed then ok, then you can mandate some minimal training and a more thorough background check.
I still don't like the state having the serial numbers of my pistols, it smacks of a confiscation list. In the states that DON'T take serial numbers of peoples purchases, do they have a huge problem with folks with guns? I'm not sure they do.