This Is A Complicated Thing
It's not black & white.
I am from PA. ~ no training is mandatory ~ There is not much additional blood running in the streets.
Proper training benefits the individual in addition to the general cause of RKBA. Better training & Knowledge Of Gun Basics is great preventative insurance for everybody...And it helps keep the "Liberal Left Whiners" at bay.
Would I like to see folks better trained & better able to defend "family, life, & limb? " ~ Yes, Of Course."
Would I feel a little safer in a room of properly trained armed persons? ~ "Yes, I would."
But would I want to DENY the Little Old Lady (who wants to keep a revolver at home for personal protection) her RIGHT to buy own a gun because she did not complete her required combat courses? ~ "No, I would not."
Like it or not....many ordinary people with no real training still manage to somehow put a hole in the Bad Guy with the "Family Rossi .22 Revolver" as he is breaking in & climbing in their bedroom window at night.
Like it or not...some untrained firearm owners also manage to tragically plug "Little 5 Year Old Johnny or Mary" because they "Didn't Know The Gun Was Loaded." It sure is a "Double Edged Sword!"
This is where an organization like the N.R.A. Sucks Big Time.
All those dollars poured into the N.R.A. & they could be doing So Much More to promote general firearm safety.
Like maybe actually contacting all new gun owners with a personal phone call & offering them free basic training classes & maybe offering senior citizens a ride "to and from" a few basic local instruction classes.
Or...maybe a free video handed out with every firearm purchased.
Cripes! ~ I could only think of about 100 assorted different things that they could do to promote a safer gun environment for everybody in general.
Like maybe paying a decent salary to N.R.A. trained instructors that could make "house calls" like visiting nurses to local households just to demonstrate basic proper "in home" gun handling.
The gun makers could all "chip in" a few bucks also.
Whatever we do voluntarily to promote gun safety ~ we don't hafta worry about Congress passing laws to mandate it!
Just my humble opinion.