I think training is a good idea, but where to start? Training the entire gun owning population would be a monumental undertaking. How about starting with every 18 year old able bodied male having to join the Armed Forces of America? The firearms training infrastructure is already there, and they might just learn a little discipline along the way.
I live in LA, the most populated area of any poster here. Even though it is filled with a violent bad element, gang members, shootings, demented types I go outside every day without a need to be able to kill people around me. Your guns make you the cowards IMO. Try relying on your intuition to keep you out of trouble rather than your guns to draw you into it.
You don’t know the meaning of physical risk. I am a road racing cyclist that rides a hard 130mi a week riding within inches of other cyclists and fast moving traffic with just spandex for protection. I ride dessert dirt bikes that wiz along at 80 mph in unfamiliar terrain. I hang off ladders three stories high on a regular basis and use saws that could dismember in an instant. And I live in a melting pot of criminal element with no CCW. You watch a little TV, read some internet and get so scared you think the boogie man is out to get you.
You strap on your guns and want to be considered heroes…but not from me. You’re all just another Zimmerman or Oregon Mall CCW holder.
You sure have a deepseated need to come back and prove to us that you are a "man".
You are the typical ratchet mouthed expert that is so sure of his own infallibility of opinion that you can't see the real truth.
It takes courage to carry a gun to protect yourself and others. It takes courage to take a stand against evil. Cops do it. We do it. Not to be heroes or to get the chance to shoot someone. We do it because we have the courage to make a difference when it's needed.
Whether you like it or not.
I go out everyday and every night, with a gun, WITHOUT THE NEED TO KILL ANYONE. Nor do I care to hurt anyone. MY gun is not an offensive weapon, it's strictly a defensive weapon. seriously, I hope you never get hurt while riding, but just like riding......:censored: Happens, that spandex is not going to save you, and yes I know why, because I've been driving motorcycles since '74, I've been down a few times. But I was prepared for it <smirk---most of the time> THATS why I carry, as we say in Scouts, Be Prepared
People in kalifornia should not be allowed to vote....there is no bigger cesspool in the world than the state of kalifornia. Just look at how they conduct themselves. I hope I see the day when it falls into the ocean, but will feel bad for the fish.
And absolutely jmac...luck favors the prepared!:cheers: