I have mixed feelings on this subject. Safety is extremely important. I feel people should be trained in and practice proper safety in whatever they do, yet I am against legislating the lives of the individuals. In TX the state charges $140 for the license. Maybe if the individual provided proof of a safety training course, the state could offer a discount on that fee. I would be agreeable to that. There was one guy in my class that really needed training in handling his gun because heseemed to be having some problems with its functions. I think he had just bought the gun the day before.
I like the idea of that $15 fee. Mine cost $155 even with a $70 discount for being a veteran. The class was $85.