Originally Posted by MCarter788
Arizona? Yea maybe I'm wrong, I did have a friend almost shoot his 1 year old the other day. Accidental misfire of course, but that could have been prevented if he had a good safety course and learned responsibility before carrying his gun around. I do understand that's just one instance, but it still makes ya think. Trust me, I do believe that law abiding citizens should be able to own guns though. I hope that wasn't interpreted differently.
I knpw exactly what you are saying. I am a strong proponent of training. In a house where a gun is, that trainig needs to start at an early age. In households where there are no guns, the schools should educate the students. That way, there will be less people who are afraid of guns.
On the CCW classes. I have only been to one that was not a joke. It was taught by a former LEO who is also a competitive shooter. He said that everyone in the class needs to seek further training before they start carrying, and gave out information on some local instructors. I made sure to thank him, as this was the best class I had sat in on (went with my step-brother, I already had a pistol permit, but I try to attend one every couple of years. You can never learn enough, and you never stop learning). My wife, step-brother, and I will be attending one of those suggested classes in the spring. The reason why is below.
When you are threatened, you will fall back on your training. Thr greater the amount of you have, the higher your chances of survival get. If you barely have a grasp on the basics, a simple problem can cost you your life, or quite possiblly, the life of a loved one.
Back on subject. OP. You're right, he would be an excellent spokesman for our side of things.We as gun owner's, need more people like him to speak on our behalf.