In light of the recent "accident" that Plaxico Burress had with his firearm, I have an idea. Possibly extreme, but imagine this: If you are a first time gun buyer, you must complete a one-time mandatory firearm training class. Most cities have proper facilities, ranges, etc. to allow this to happen. Additionally, if the buyer has been a police officer, member of the armed forces, or have completed Hunter Education/concealed carry, they don't have to complete the class.
The class would be simple, and very similar to Hunter Education/Concealed Carry. Essentially a short test with a study book and one day of class that would include live fire. If you already own a gun before this idea hypothetically became a law, then you would be grandfathered in.
The political upside is that this could possibly keep the Gun-Hatin' Libs off our back. The downside is that it still allows them to control our free rights.
Tough call, right? What do you guys think? Maybe we have something here? Or not?
When the government fears the people, there is liberty; when the people fear the government there is tyranny. -Thomas Jefferson
8 years 6 weeks ago, 8:27 PM