Originally Posted by seeker_two
what is the minimum amount of training that you recommend in order to be competent enough to own a firearm? And, how do you recommend someone get that training?......
....from friends/relatives who shoot?....
Most likely a friend/relative who would want to take someone new shooting has some practical experience to help someone get proficient at handling a firearm accurately and safely.
But there is more to owning a firearms than the minimum training to operate one, there is the legal aspect of just simply owning one the responsibility to keep it secure. I have learned that you cant tell someone how to manage their personal property, but you can tell them the facts of the law.
At a bare minimum, I would start with showing them where to find their states statutes and laws governing the ownership, use and handling of firearms before any physical training begins.