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Old July 31, 2009, 10:35 AM   #88
Frank Ettin
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Join Date: November 23, 2005
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Originally Posted by Bartholomew Roberts
It does matter because facts are one thing that can be used to change public perception. If people had a more realistic view of the actual dangers they would realize that buckling their seatbelt every day does more to make them safer.....
What facts? In any case, go an change public perception, and have fun. Look at how many people are still complaining about seat belts.

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Originally Posted by Bartholomew Roberts
I think everybody here agrees that training is desirable.....
Actually, I don't think so. We've seen many threads, here and on other gun boards, with lengthy diatribes by the "We don't need no stinkin' training" crowd. Hoards of gun owners seem not to know what they don't know.

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Originally Posted by Bartholomew Roberts
...the chance you will be accidentally (or intentionally) shot by a CCW holder is almost zero. What is the chance that a state government will use mandatory training requirements to deny someone their right to self-defense?...
The chance that you will need your gun for self defense are almost zero as well. But unlikely events occur. And while the risk is small, the possible cost is substantial (there's part of your risk benefit analysis).

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Originally Posted by rzach
...government mandated training will be for the select...
No, training is available to all. For some, it may mean some inconvenience or financial sacrifice, But if it's important enough to someone, he will find a way. Being willing to do so is part of taking the responsibility of walking around in public with a loaded weapon seriously.

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Originally Posted by Bartholomew Roberts
...- should CCW holders be required to carry liability insurance for accidental shootings?...
In some "may issue" states it can in fact be required.

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Originally Posted by Bartholomew Roberts
...Is that an abridgement of your personal freedom?
Living in an organized society amongst other humans is one abridgment of personal freedom after another.
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