I have a question.
How is the radio-amateur activity regulated there in the USA? Here in Italy, simple Walkie-Talkies are free to acquire and use but higher-powered radios (like vehicle CBs, etc.) need a license (nothing hard, just fill a form and pay a tax), and all apparels that might allow you to sneak into Police/Military/Emergency line are off-limits for civvies.
"It is criminal to teach a man not to defend himself, when he is the constant victim of brutal attacks. It is legal and lawful to own a shotgun or a rifle. We believe in obeying the law." -- Malcolm X
"We (atheists) act in good conscience because we believe in moral principles, not because we expect a reward in Heaven." -- Margherita Hack