All this talk about skills prior to taking a concealed weapons class. I might suggest that this is a class and not a test. This is the opportunity to teach such skills as Probably 70% of the class was basic handgun safety. The other 30% dealt with concealed carry. I submit to you that it is a test, at least the live fire portion. You have to demonstrate the ability to handle, shoot and unload the weapon safely, or you will not get your certificate of training that is required to apply for your CCW. The instructor has disqualified individuals for gross negligence or unsafe actions. When asked about what happens after that, he works with them individually to get them up to an acceptable level of handgun safety before issuing the certificate.
Concealed weapon legalities.
The class might have to be a little longer to raise proficiency for some. This is the opportunity to teach not shun.
On a completely side note: the 'infringement' argument is really getting tired. We all support the ideology. Some of us also support practical application and personal safety.
I am not advocating any creeping infringement, or eroding or our 2A rights. What I am saying is I think that a concealed carry permit holder has an obligation to train, and practice to become proficient and safe handling their weapon. I know this isn't the law, its just my opinion.
Who gets to decide what is proficient? Who gets to decide what safe handling is?
In CA safe handling is keeping your hand gun and ammo in separate locked containers at all times.
What if someone in charge decided proficient meant shooting at a level equivalent to Jerry Miculek? If you can't shoot every bit as well as he does, you are not considered proficient, and don't get to own let alone, carry a gun.
Are there idiots out there who are a danger in possession of a gun? Yup! It is the cost of doing business.
Just as there are idiots out there who are a danger in possession of a car.
You can't cure stupid. But don't punish me because some yahoo is too dumb to function.
You open your door in the morning, and no matter what laws are in place, you take your life into your own hands, just by going out into the world. It has always been that way, it will always be that way. Nothing can change it.
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