I just went to a NC safety class this weekend. I need to make appt with county sheriff and get processed for my CCP. One of the guys in the class was talking and said he wasn't sure he was going to get his permit. He felt it marked him as a permit holder and asked the instructor/ex-policeman if when they pulled you over or ran your plate if an indicator popped up letting the officer know you're carrying concealed. I know there was recently the news story about MD state police pulling people over driving up from the south and many people believed they were running plates and identifying people with CCP to try and bust them with their more rigid gun laws. There was also the newspaper in NY that published 30k names of gun owner permits. I can't believe that even happened without any real repercussion. Does anyone worry about this? I hadn't really considered it, thought it would just be a personal, private thing that only a few people know about.