Congratulation on your new CC permit use it with pride.... Hope you enjoyed lunch with the wife.
Just for clarification, Rhode Island is a shall/may issue state. Like most states, you need to take a gun safety course, qualify, and have a clean record. If you go to your local police chief and meet all requirements, they shall issue. Unfortunately, many of the chiefs require a psychological profile at an additional cost to the applicant of ~$300. The Attorney General Office may issue depending on their interpretation of your need and/or the phase of the moon.Not in Texas. Here you have a God given right to own a gun but to carry a concealed gun the state wants to make sure you know the law and know how to use a gun plus you are not one of those wackos. All you need to is take a CHL class and pass, apply for a CHL permit to the State of Texas and if you pass the background check and you paid the fee they will send you your license. Easy if you are one of the GG's.