Everyone, obviously. But how much firearms training does someone need for effective concealed carry? I reckon thirty seconds. Give them a Smith & Wesson 642 with the following instructions: “Open it this way, put the bullets in here (pointy end forward), close it like this, don’t point it at anyone you don’t want to shoot, put the gun in your pocket or a safe. Don’t shoot anyone unless they are in the process of trying to kill you. When you’re ready to shoot get as close to the bad guy as possible, point the gun at them and pull the trigger. Stop pulling when they stop attacking you. Afterwards call 911, tell them someone’s been shot and STFU. Muzzle tov. [sic]” Here’s the funny thing: pro-training gun rights advocates are in the same camp as the infamous gun grabber known as MikeB302000 . . .
Wisconsin Concealed Carry. The requirements are so lax that Wisconsin went from one of only two states to not allow it to among the top ten most lenient. This will guarantee blowback which will be used by their critics against them.
The real problem is this is not an academic exercise or an argument over the dinner table. Lives are at stake. There will be more incidents of domestic violence against women, there will be more incidents of disgruntled employees going berserk, there will be more trouble in bars. Then the proponents of the legislation will cherry pick stats and manipulate the facts in order to appease their critics and please their followers. And meanwhile, people will have unnecessarily suffered and died.
Oh puh-lease. I reckon CCW training has about as much impact on gun safety as driver’s ed on automobile safety. And guns are a LOT easier to handle without mishap. Besides, CCW training requirements are fundamentally elitist. AND they stand in direct contravention of both the spirit and the letter of the Second Amendment.
I say let everyone carry a gun and Darwin (and the courts) will sort it out. At the end of that learning curve we’d all be better off. Am I wrong?