Question of the Day: Concealed Carry Competency Test?

We don't need no stinkin' badges! (courtesy

Americans shouldn’t have to take a test to “qualify” for a concealed carry license. In fact, there shouldn’t be such a thing as a concealed carry license. That said, people who carry a firearm should train up to the highest possible standard, including Simunitions training. Again, no legal requirement. Just a damn good idea. Illinois—the last state to license concealed carry—has its own ideas about minimum mandatory training for concealed carry license holders. Sixteen hours of instruction including “a live fire exercise with a concealable firearm consisting of: 1. A minimum of 30 rounds; 2. 10 rounds from a distance of 5 yards, 10 rounds from a distance of 7 yards, and 10 rounds from a distance of 10 yards at a B-27 silhouette target approved by the ISP [Illinois State Police]. If you HAD to devise a test for CC, what would it be? What defensive gun use skills would be the baseline?