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Posted: 4/6/2006 6:35:33 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/25/2006 6:41:57 PM EST by zaijian]
UPDATED 04/14/06

Hey all, I was tired of using packing.org's tool for figuring out which CCW permits I should get, so I made my own. I figured other people might be interested in using it as well, so I'm releasing it in its very beta state, but hey, maybe you can help me make it better.

If you're like me, then you're probably wondering how to maximize your CCW coverage while minimizing the number of permits and applications fees. I wasn't satisfied with the packing.org license tool, so I created my own, based on packing.org's data.

"Can I Carry?" will allow you to quickly determine which states you are covered in, and determine what non-resident permits you'll need to get coverage in the rest.

"Can I Carry?" also comes with a CCW database editor, so if a State's CCW status changes, you can update it (for instance, in 2007 when Kansas & Nebraska start their CCW program).

Requires Windows 2000/XP & .NET 1.x+

Screenshots:
main application
http://static.flickr.com/49/128376133_4332970944.jpg

CCW Database editor
http://static.flickr.com/52/128376131_b3d24a14b9.jpg


Download here Thanks to CCWhen for hosting!
(if somebody wants to host this directly, please feel free)


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Disclaimer
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"Can I Carry?" version 1.5, rel. 2006/04/14

"Can I Carry?" is not affiliated in any way with packing.org, although that's where I got the data.
However, the [slightly modified] disclaimer from packing.org does apply:
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The information in [this application] should be considered "as-is" and is not guaranteed to be accurate in any way.
If you need accurate answers, hire an attorney who is licensed in the state in question.
Therefore, it is completely up to the reader to verify ALL information in [this application].
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Also, the application icon is a S&W 642, (tm) and (c) Smith & Wesson.

In short, the author is not responsible for anything, use at your own risk, etc.

For the latest version, please check chublogga.blogspot.com/2006/04/can-i-carry-ccw-coverage-calculator.html

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Description
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If you're like me, then you're probably wondering how to maximize your CCW coverage while minimizing the number of permits and applications fees. I wasn't satisfied with the packing.org license tool, so I created my own, based on packing.org's data.

"Can I Carry?" will allow you to quickly determine which states you are covered in, and determine what non-resident permits you'll need to get coverage in the rest.

"Can I Carry?" also comes with a CCW database editor, so if a State's CCW status changes, you can update it (for instance, in 2007 when Kansas & Nebraska start their CCW program).


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Included files
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Can I Carry.lnk - shortcut to launch the "Can I Carry?" application
Can I Carry CCW Database Editor.lnk - shortcut to launch the "Can I Carry?" CCW Database editor
CanICarry.exe - the executable that contains both programs (run with -help for more options)
CicCcwDb.xml - "Can I Carry?" CCW Database file (needs to be in the same directory as the executable)
Utils.dll - referenced library DLL
readme.txt - this file


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Requirements
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Windows XP/2000 with .NET 1.x


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Usage
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"Can I Carry?" Application:
1) Select your CCW permits by click in the permit column of the state - it will cycle from None to Non-resident (if available) to Resident to None.
2) States you can CCW in turn green - non states are red.
3) Hover over the uncovered state to find out which permits they honor, or over the covered state to see which permits are covering it.

"Can I Carry?" CCW Database Editor
1) Select the state to edit.
2) Modify the relevant values
3) When finished, save the file.


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Version History
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2006/04/14 - v1.5 - updates
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CCW Database
-Corrected
New Mexico honors Michigan non resident
Minnesota honors Utah non resident (thx gstactical)
New Mexico honors Texas non resident
Texas honors New Mexico non resident (thx alandb)
Texas honors Rhode Island non resident
Texas honors New York non resident
Texas honors Hawaii non resident
Texas honors Washington non resident
Texas honors New Jersey non resident
Texas honors Massachusetts non resident
Texas honors Maryland non resident
Texas honors California non resident
Wisconson now spelled Wisconsin

Universal
-fixed application icon
-optimized code for easy porting

Can I Carry? app
-multiple resident CCW permit support
-covered states show covering permits
-more detailed state/permit table
-permit lists show you how many states will be added if selected
-fixed alaska and vermont not showing up as covered all the time (since they're unrestricted)

CCW Database Editor
-Dual lookup: see which states honor the current state, or see which states the current states honors.
-per-state modification timestamp

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2006/04/08 - v1.1 - updates
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Universal
-added two CCW levels:
-May Issue/Reasonable
-Alabama
-Connecticut
-Iowa
-May Issue/Unreasonable
-California
-Washington D.C.
-Delaware
-Hawaii
-Massachusetts
-Maryland
-New Jersey
-New York
-Rhode Island
-Puerto Rico
-Virgin Islands

Can I Carry? app
-major logic bugfixes
-added ability to not have a home permit
-Changed colors from red/blue to green light/red light
-added right-click menu for non-resident permit selection
-added reset/reload capability

CCW Database editor
-added statistics, modification notifier, save date

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2006/04/06 - v1.0 - initial release
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Planned updates
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-Graphical map of the United States
-show over-coverage
-CCW optimization logic (let the application pick your CCWs for you!)
-fix application icon colors

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FAQ
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1) Can you do a version of this in
a) Java - eventually, although GUI development is a pain in the butt
b) Flash - eventually, although I'm not fully conversant in ActionScript
c) AJAX - eventually, although Flash will probably pave the way for this to happen (ActionScript is very similar to JavaScript)


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TECHNICAL SUPPORT
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1) Extracted and it won't run. "The Application failed to initialize properly (0x0000135). Click OK to terminate the application." I'm running WinXP with SP2 and most all updates. Also .NET 1.1

A) (Re)Installing .NET seems to have worked for a few people:
1.1
2.0

2) I get a pop-up message that I have to alter a registry setting.

A) I don't know, but try the answer to #1.

Link Posted: 4/6/2006 7:20:04 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/6/2006 7:27:12 PM EST by cbburke]
Got it to work now ..

MAKE SURE YOU GOT THE NET 1.x+ installed otherwise it wont work ..

if you not sure...

the linky
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 7:46:54 PM EST
It looks like it has great potential. If it does everything you described, I’d call it CCW Optimizer.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 7:48:16 AM EST
Direct zip link thanks to "Bad Words" over on THR:

70.86.35.114/~standli/CanICarry_v1_0.zip
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 7:01:54 AM EST
Thanks to everyone for the suggestions, i've incorporated most of them into version 1.1!

Get it here:
www.megaupload.com/?d=UZ3MAXW1
(as usual, please feel free to rehost this somewhere not annoying)



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Version History
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--------
2006/04/08 - v1.1 - updates
--------

Universal
-added two CCW levels:
-May Issue/Reasonable
-Alabama
-Connecticut
-Iowa
-May Issue/Unreasonable
-California
-Washington D.C.
-Delaware
-Hawaii
-Massachusetts
-Maryland
-New Jersey
-New York
-Rhode Island
-Puerto Rico
-Virgin Islands

Can I Carry? app
-major logic bugfixes
-added ability to not have a home permit
-Changed colors from red/blue to green light/red light
-added right-click menu for non-resident permit selection
-added reset/reload capability

CCW Database editor
-added statistics, modification notifier, save date

--------
2006/04/06 - v1.0 - initial release
--------

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Planned updates
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-Graphical map of the United States
-Show covered state's honored permits
-optimize code for easy porting
-fixed application icon
-show over-coverage
-CCW optimization logic (let the application pick your CCWs for you!)
-multiple resident CCW permit support (for those with homes in multiple states?)

Link Posted: 4/8/2006 5:03:12 PM EST
Can you build logic that lets an applicant specify their home state and in turn recommends the best combination (fewest and least expense on an annual basis) of non-resident permits to apply to for the best / broadest coverage?
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 7:02:26 PM EST

Originally Posted By MadMex:
Can you build logic that lets an applicant specify their home state and in turn recommends the best combination (fewest and least expense on an annual basis) of non-resident permits to apply to for the best / broadest coverage?



Slated for a future release.. The question is, what exactly is that logic?
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 5:26:46 AM EST
Some HUUUUUGE updates with v1.5!

Get it here:
www.megaupload.com/?d=4YYJU2KW
(as usual, please feel free to rehost this somewhere not annoying)



----------
2006/04/14 - v1.5 - updates
--------

CCW Database
-Corrected
New Mexico honors Michigan non resident
Minnesota honors Utah non resident (thx gstactical)
New Mexico honors Texas non resident
Texas honors New Mexico non resident (thx alandp)
Texas honors Rhode Island non resident
Texas honors New York non resident
Texas honors Hawaii non resident
Texas honors Washington non resident
Texas honors New Jersey non resident
Texas honors Massachusetts non resident
Texas honors Maryland non resident
Texas honors California non resident
Wisconson now spelled Wisconsin

Universal
-fixed application icon
-optimized code for easy porting

Can I Carry? app
-multiple resident CCW permit support
-covered states show covering permits
-more detailed state/permit table
-permit lists show you how many states will be added if selected
-fixed alaska and vermont not showing up as covered all the time (since they're unrestricted)

CCW Database Editor
-Dual lookup: see which states honor the current state, or see which states the current states honors.
-per-state modification timestamp

--------------------------------------
Planned updates
--------------------------------------
-Graphical map of the United States
-show over-coverage
-CCW optimization logic (let the application pick your CCWs for you!)
-fix application icon colors

Link Posted: 4/14/2006 5:29:21 AM EST
Great work.


Thanks
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 7:41:29 AM EST
i'm totally lost on the newest version. the older one was very straightforward--select your state with the checkbox and you can see which states you can carry in. i select iowa (that's the state where i'm getting my resident permit) and suddenly 60% of the states show up green. i know for a fact at least half of those don't recognize the iowa permit, so what the hell am i doing wrong?
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 8:39:48 AM EST

Originally Posted By ArmedFerret:
i'm totally lost on the newest version. the older one was very straightforward--select your state with the checkbox and you can see which states you can carry in. i select iowa (that's the state where i'm getting my resident permit) and suddenly 60% of the states show up green. i know for a fact at least half of those don't recognize the iowa permit, so what the hell am i doing wrong?



Selecting only a resident Iowa permit should get you coverage in the following 15 states:
Alaska, Arizona, Iowa, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Vermont.

All I can think of is that you're somehow selecting other state permits. Clicking anywhere in the permit column will toggle permits for that state (none->nonresident->resident->none), and pressing the spacebar does the same thing.
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 4:05:59 PM EST
might be a bug. i click iowa and nothing happens. come to think of it, i click any state and nothing happens. :(
Link Posted: 4/18/2006 11:30:29 AM EST
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