Re: My buddy was shot Friday night
I'd like to get this straight, I'm not against gun safety programs, I'm against legislation requiring them for purchase.
It's bad enough we must jump through these hoops for a CCW, but for a purchase would be as Un-Constitutional as a test for our right to speak out on politics.
What is most interesting is that even when one has completed a course and is issued a permit to carry, the BEARER alone is STILL responsible for whatever may happen in the course of carrying that arm.
This is as it should be.
My reasons are simple, it is a RIGHT to keep and bear, and ANY roadblock or even detour of that right is absolutely intolerable and unacceptable.
Shall we have a test for our freedom of speech and expression?
They are NOT seperable, as was explained in the Federalist papers, and commented upon by our Founding Fathers.
The O.P. stated that he didn't think that requiring a course to purchase would infringe upon our rights, when in fact that's just what such legislation would be.
It would be nice to travel the road of 'let's make sure everyone is safe' with all taking a safety course, but when Govt. legislation gets involved it becomes the well paved road to hell.
You are what you do, when it counts.