I did a search on this, and couldn't find any discussion... if it's been discussed or is verboten, just kill the thread. Having said that... I just read a reply in another thread (where doesn't matter), the basic premise: States that had mandatory training as part of the licensing procedure were better/safer. For me, South Carolina comes to mind. It's the major sticking point for reciprocity between SC and GA. Do you support mandatory training? Why? If not, why not? My issue with mandatory training is that it's just another measure of control, subject to the abuses inherent in anything "mandated". Owning a gun - carrying a gun, is a right, not a privilge. I personally detest licensure, but that's another argument... What say you?