Originally Posted by jasmith85
If the background check was much more extensive and the training program was much more difficult there wouldn't be a need to restrict guns in places like schools and government owned property.
Ok, I think I understand what you're saying now.
You probably haven't had your CCW very long and have no idea of the battles that people have gone through to get you that "privelege" to exercise your rights. What you describe is the exact situation that existed in the majority of the country until about 25 years ago. There were no "gun free school zones" or restrictions against carry in particular places because it was almost impossible to get a CCW permit.
This little graphic below shows how the US gradually got the right to carry over the past 25 years. It wasn't until the mid to late 90's that the majority of the states came on board. I've been involved in the fight since the 70's, kind of forget sometimes that new people don't know what it used to be like.
I'm not personally willing to give back ANY control over CCW to the government.
Violent crime rates in the US which had been climbing rapidly since the 1960's started dropping through the 1990's as more CCW permits became available. Imagine that.
The US is currently experiencing the lowest violent crime rates since WW2. Why would you want to go back to the way things were and take CCW away from people?
Those who do not study history are doomed to repeat it.