From NCWildlife.org - Due to hunter education, hunting accidents have decreased by over 50% during the last twenty years making hunting one of the safest recreational activities.
Edit: Oklahma Wildlife says that number is 70% in the past 30 years.
I'm assuming since there wasn't a study reporting on the effectiveness of a ban on texting while driving before there WAS a ban on texting while driving, I hope you will concede that hunter education is a fair comparison to an introductory firearms ownership course.
If using the Hunter Ed course as a roadmap, changing out the hunting specific curriculum for home defense- say Tree Stands for lethal force permissibly. bow hunting for firearms storage and so on, we would have a fairly similar idea of a syllabus for the course.
Last edited by JimDandy; January 10, 2013 at 04:25 PM.