Permit To Carry--Is A Training Requirement Good?
I'd be interested in where the carry community weighs in on this question. It doesn't come up much, so unless I missed a thread around here, this will be my first exposure to discussion around this question.
Is a requirement for training in order to get a permit to carry a good idea?
Or, on the other hand is it unnecessary, and merely another hoop we should not have to jump through in order to exercise our Second Amendment rights?
My opinion, which could change, is that training is a must in order to assure that those who carry can demonstrate elementary skill with a handgun. More importantly, I see that people must be schooled in the law regarding use of lethal force.
Edited to add: In MN, there is a training requirement, classroom time and a simple range qualification. I had a great instructor who did a wonderful job of impressing upon me the immense responsibility of carrying. Plus, coverage of laws surrounding prohibited areas for carry, posted locations and use of lethal force was good. So, my experience was positive, which may be driving my opinion.
This doesn't seem like too volatile an issue to casually discuss, so let me hear your opinion.