Free is not safe. It has never been safe, it is not safe, and will never be safe. There are always dangers inherent to freedom. While there are legitimate means by which probabilities can be decreased, many things will never drop to zero. There's always going to be a chance of something bad happening because we allow our rights to be exercised. Permits such as CCW and open carry are terrible, you shouldn't need them because you have the right to keep and bear arms. Meaning you can carry them. Registration is right out because there is no need for the government to keep track on what guns I have, they can keep their noses out of it. Maybe background checks if they're instantaneous. That's about the only one close to legitimate.