Originally Posted by gwk4667
I have very mixed feelings about this.
I feel that evryone has the right but I also feel that everyone has the responcibility to be safe in carrying.
Here in Indiana if you go in and ask for a CCW permit and you have not been convicted of a felony you just pay $150.00 and wait for the mailman to bring it.
I know of several people who have gotten the permit and have never held a gun in their life.
I would not object to a form of testing to see that I am at least capable of handling a firearm in a safe manner but then who is to decide how compitent I need to be?
When I took my class (ohio), there were two who didn't pass the shooting test, which required half of the shots fired to hit the black circle at seven yards, circle was eight inches I think. Whoa. I mean whoa. I was pissed because three went outside the circle during rapid fire drills, in my .38 snubbie.