I agree that folks should train to get better in everything they do. But, although people like these Police Chiefs, argue against constitutional carry, they are not willing to provide training. Most if not all also don't want firearm training to be provided in schools. Nobody wants the draft back, or even mandatory service for at least a Basic Training for all Americans, much like Switzerland. So, we have folks that want people to have a mandatory short training course, with a test, that not only disqualifies many with English as a Second Language, but also requires a Poll Tax of some sort, that to many is very onerous. That lady that was talked about and how she didn't know anything, as well as many others with the same lack of skills, I like to ask, "Did anyone ask to help?" Can someone without skills be provided free, to them, training? Many would jump at that chance. Everyone that trains others demand money for their services, (as they should), but it leaves out those who cannot afford the training, testing, cost of the firearm and ammunition. So, something has to go. If I don't have enough money for all the above, but I want to protect my family, gun and ammo costs are first. Modern firearms are not difficult to learn to shoot, albeit perhaps not safely. Every Police Department has a Training Section, we spend tax dollars on Planned Parenthood, perhaps we can require those complaining to fix the problem within their Cities. Provide free training to those seeking to carry, not only include safe shooting but also the Law. Or, perhaps bring back the draft, then the argument of the well regulated militia would be solved. Or, simply understand that freedom isn't free, and that as one is more free, they experience more danger to themselves and others. North Korea is probably pretty safe, as long as you don't fall afoul of the law. I like the fact that this is up for discussion, hopefully the Legislature passes HB1911 and we can move the hands to more freedom.
Unless we keep the barbarian virtues, gaining the civilized ones will be of little avail. Oversentimentality, oversoftness, washiness, and mushiness are the great dangers of this age and of this people." Teddy Roosevelt"
U.S. Army Retired, (Sapper). VFW Life Member.