Should Government Abolish Alarm Licenses?

This flyer calls alarm, locksmith, and fire technicians to demand repeal of licensing laws in my state:

Here's the primary argument behind the effort:

Interestingly, the 'call to arms' in this effort is not ridiculing the quality of work or components that non-licensed companies use or sell, but the unfairness in levying license renewal fees for the companies that hold them vs. ones that do not.

In my state, the the total annual renewal fees for both companies and individual techs range from multiple hundreds of dollars per year, up to several thousand for medium sized companies, so the argument is not without merit.

But is abolishing professional licenses the step to take here, or is it opening "pandora's box"? Vote:

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**** ** *** *****……?

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