First let me say I’m all about training. Take a class, and log some range time, it will only benefit you. But when things go to mandatory training I think back to my mandatory Foreign Language training in Middle School. I took two years of French. I also took four years of Latin, as well as a simeseter of Japanese. The Latin is the only thing I got much use out of, and that’s coming from somebody who today can’t speak, write or translate Latin. I IS very useful in my Science career as many of the terms used are derived from Latin or Greek. I cannot speak or understand French. I cannot Speak or understand Japanese.
Why not? Well because I did nothing with them after I finished the classes. Same goes for ANYTHING else.
Neat little video on so many levels, but the ending point is that even with mandatory training laws in Canada somebody still managed to spend some time at the range shooting .308 Win ammo in a .30-06 rifle. Very lucky they didn’t blow up their gun, I’m sure this wasn’t great for the gun’s chamber or for the lands of the refiling.
In the end there is NO mandatory training that will make anybody safer if given a long enough time-line, and zero involvement beyond the mandated acts.
In this case mandatory firearms training is just a tax of time and money for a natural and constitutional right. Sorry!