However, absolutely none of that kind of state-required training makes any individual person safer, except incidentally and unintentionally.
I disagree. My CCW training course, required by the state of FL, was valuable and welcome training for both my daughter and me. It was better
than the minimum required, and I paid good money for it, but just because training is mandated doesn't mean that it doesn't have value. All training has value (or can be valueless) depending on whether or not you pay attention and take it to heart.