We proposed the idea that people take some sort of training prior to buying a gun. Somewhere along the lines it got translated into we must be like cops to buy a gun.
If you guys can't understand what we mean then I'm sorry I can't help you.
If I handed you a tool you have never used before would you feel comfortable with it?
What if someone showed you how to use that tool first?
Oh yeah.... shoot a cop and you will find out real quick that cops aren't "just people"
I predict, no matter which side of the fence of this issue you may stand on, neither side is going to have an epiphany because of anything said in this thread.
a. A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something.
b. A comprehension or perception of reality by means of a sudden intuitive realization
At no point have I compared myself or any other CCW holder to a police officer.
What I have done, however, is take your suggestion that all CCW holders be trained to the same standard as a police officer and point out several flaws in the logic behind it, Brian.
Things which you've chosen to completely ignore.
As I said earlier in this thread.
You can lead a horse to water...
I didn't make this up. Brian suggested it, I'm making a mockery and parody of his suggestion.
I also suggested that, since I'm to be trained as a police officer, shouldn't I be paid as one, too?
If you've been reading, I'm not opposed to training for gun owners and am actually taking the suggestion farther than some of the lefties are in stating that re-certification is a GOOD idea, not a bad one.