It seems that sometimes bad guys do get issued pistol permits. I hope that "Alice" doesn't read this post. I was reading through Hitler The Pictorial Documentary of His Life by John Toland and it has a photo of Hitler's pistol permit that was issued by the Bavarian Police on November 26, 1921. It's the 50th photo. It even has his picture on it. It seems that Bavaria's pistol permit of 1921 is more high-tech than Georgia's GWL in 2010.