Here in South Dakota you may openly carry a loaded firarm and no permit is necessary.
You may carry concealed if you obtain a permit which must be issued to you if you are at least 18 and have no felonies against you and have not been convicted of abuse nor are you being treated for a mental disorder.
I got my permit in 15 minutes from my local sheriff's office. I believe the fee was fifteen dollars.
We don't seem to have much of a violent crime problem here. I wonder why? Perhaps it may be because the bad element understands that we shoot back?