Let me explain, we all went through CHL course, came here as fast as we can and dwelled on this forum to learn the ins and outs of the firearms and the use of deadly force laws. In addition, we spent many hours, training at the range, competing at matches, and seeking defense use of firearms training so we do not act like that stupid old man who shot a person over loud music disagreement.
In my heritage, carrying personal weapon is recommended, it is a huge responsibility too. It is the sign of manhood where kids become men when they are trusted with deadly force. It is the responsibility to train and being proficient in the weapon you carry. It is the responsibility to defend yourself, your beloved ones, and your property. It is the responsibility to be an aid for the victim, to defend the weak against the tyrant and the criminal who would inflict grave harm on the defenseless.
So, how come some are against making sure that those who would like to carry a deadly weapon are responsible enough shouldering this great burden?
There are a lot of crazy people in the society,
There are a lot of people who are on bipolar meds and walking among us,
There are a lot of people who never touched a pistol and would like to carry,
There are a lot of people who think that if someone start yelling at them, they can pull a gun and shoot the bully,
There are a lot of people who do not know when deadly force is justified,
One could say that most likely anyone who would like to OC or CC without a license would at least have a basic shooting training at the range. However, I am certain virtually none would have a clue about Chapter 46 of the Taxes statues.
We see all the time good shoot and bad shoot, and bad shoot would end one in the jail for a lifetime.
One has to understand, the unjustified use of deadly force could result in a dead person and one jailed for life. Both are a tragedy.
In a nutshell, this is why I think that asking for, providing the knowledge of the law, and basic firearm training is not a bad idea.
Otherwise, we rely on the good judgment and responsibility of the people to seek what was mentioned above.
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