I get it. I really do.. I have experienced, as you can imagine, a lot of lessons and swift action against me. My point is that there are a ton of idiots, like myself, that are motivated into this kind of technology for an entirely different reason than that what is typical. The amateur license gives to those kinds of folks a chance to tickle the drive for more knowledge, being the art and science of radio, and live in harmony with it in a sociably acceptable way. Put any obstacles in the way whatsoever will, most undoubtedly, rob a person the opportunity to begin their radio journey legitimately. Think renegade repeater.... everywhere... because radios are cheaper for the consumer than permission is. Currently, a lot of prepper types are getting licenses. And being decent folks. The barrier that already exists, in my eyes, is about as hard, and easy as I ever want it to be for someone getting started. Something else is currently happening. There are incredibly cheap radios in the wild. Many of the unlicensed preppers have them too. Many of them that, already will never get a license because of a different kind of investment one must make to get a license.I don't think it is out of the question to believe there are more unlicensed folks having PTT capability that you can imagine. I'm pretty sure someone could poll the sales numbers of these cheap radios manufacturers in America and come to the conclusion, that easy access to policeable legitimacy is priceless already, and inhibiting that in any way undermines the foundations of its success.