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Should there be increased training requirements for a CCW

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Hi all,

I started this thread because I made a post in a different section referring to a debate I had about this subject on THR (The High Road) forums. Below is the post with a link to the THR thread and associated and disclaimer. :lol:

Feel free to comment , even if you disagree with me ... really! :lol: :p

Ok, I have not gone back to re-read my post so I want to apologize if I come across as "condescending". I really try not to be but sometimes it sounds like it. However, I promptly PM'd folks to make sure that they knew that this was not my intent.

OK, qualifications aside ... below is the thread. I am linking directly to the page where I start the debate (scroll down towards the bottom) as the thread was originally about something else (weird topic). Thread was hi-jacked so I took the blame and apologized. Enough already, here goes ... ... ge=5&pp=25
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No, since a right should have minimal to no gateway requirements.
Certainly less training than a driver's license since operating a gun is less comlex a psychomotor skill than driving a car which is a proven more lethal weapon than a gun. And any significant level of requirements can be used as backdoor gun control.
So we must live with the added danger in order to have the right at all. Plus its more dangerous on the highway with the current low level of driver training, and we readily accept that risk.
"Additional testing for lawful possession seems like a strange thing to worry about in a country where many criminals walk around with brand-new guns tucked in their pants. In my city we average 2-3 shootings a night, none of them perpetrated by clueless but legal citizens. I'm more concerned about the clueless but legal drivers I share the road with every day."

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