The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on The Truth About Guns
“Despite broad support for policies requiring that prospective firearm owners receive training before acquiring a firearm, little is known about the scope and content of firearm training in the USA,” injuryprevention.bmj.com reports. They then set out to fill that gap. And the survey said!
61% of firearm owners and 14% of non-owners living with a firearm owner reported having received formal firearm training. The most commonly reported combination of training topics was safe handling, safe storage and preventing accidents.
The proportion of the US firearm owners with formal firearm training has not meaningfully changed since two decades ago. Training programme contents vary widely. Efforts to standardise and evaluate the effectiveness of firearm training are warranted.
Is it me or do these “efforts to standardise” firearms training smack of government infringement?
Because any and all mandatory firearms training is a violation of Americans’ constitutionally guaranteed right to…post was originally published on this site