Oh, Hell, NO!
Government Mandated Firearms Training?
Mandating training before firearm ownership would negate the Constitutionally recognized Unalienable Right to Keep and Bear Arms. If there is a government check box to be filled before a Right can be exercised, it isn't a Right. If it isn't a Right, it's subject to all the "reasonable" restrictions busy politicians and career bureaucrats can throw at it.
Let's try a Gedankenexperiment: With preemptive firearms training classes the law of the land, Michelle
Obama becomes the first modern 3rd (she includes her husband's) term
president. Just how many hours of training, how much cost, how stringent will
the final exams be in order to get a year-long permit to own a firearm?
being said, I strongly believe in firearms safety training, and back it with my NRA Instructor Certification and donated time and ammo. Firearms training simply cannot be government
mandated and controlled, lest we loose another Right.
statistics and trends with the emotionally driven will not protect that
Right, the argument must be simple and direct and powerful. This is a Fundamental, Enumerated Right, and it is best defended in that context.
HT: Rachel Malone via Texas Firearms Freedom