Originally Posted by Snell41
As a parent fish if one of my kids broke the law or did something heinous I would blame myself. I would continuously wonder what I did wrong as a loving parent. And I never said she deserved to die. Fish you and I go waaay back to some seriously old days. Your jumping to alot of conclusions on me that are not fair and I know your better than that. I think she paid the ultimate price for a terribly careless mistake. That's my point in all this. Everyone jumps to conclusions on gun control and mental illness, how about more information on things to be aware of when owning a gun? I own a boat. Had to take classes on boating awareness and safety. Do you even have to take a test to own a gun?
Only gun training I ever had was a hunters safety class taken as a PE elective in my HS freshman year, in the gun range below my HS auditorium instructed by my PE teacher Mr Webb, with about 20 other students shooting live rounds of .22lr in single shot rifles.
I owned a boat but did not have to take a test to buy it, as I understand now captains trainng is required.
More to the point, it is established that police do not have to protect you, your individual security is up to you, and you are suggesting that before my wife can defend herself only if she takes a government training program. I can't live with that.
I am all for training, just not for training as a prerequisite to defending ones life.
They should make hunters safety mandatory in HS, and gun safety mandatory in first grade.