NRA Members Say Training Should Be Required Before Obtaining Concealed Carry Permit
As an ex NRA member and self defense advocate, I fully endorse the requirement for proof of good training in gun safety, legalities of use of force and skills before anyone can get a CCW. I would treat it a bit like a pilots license. CCW holders would have to annually demonstrate the skills and knowledge.
ST. LOUIS, MO — “Getting a permit to carry a concealed weapon in Washington state is as easy as buying a new set of tires,” wrote Seattle Times columnist Nicole Brodeur last month, adding that residents of the state can obtain the permits “without taking a single gun-training class.”
The Nation Rifle Association has opposed regulatory measures that require gun training before residents obtain a concealed carry permit. Late last year, the NRA objected to a proposal in Wisconsin that would require state residents there to undergo four hours of training before getting the permit. “It’s clear that the will is to allow people to gauge what their own needs are,” an NRA spokesperson said of the measure. “There are some people who need additional time and others who do not.”