- Self defense is a basic human right.
- Humans are tool-users.
- Everyone has a right to own the tools they believe they need in order to defend their lives.
Those are my foundational principles. Taken together, they mean I am not
a fan of any type of legally-required training under any circumstances whatsoever.
Now, with that said, guns actually do require some level of knowledge & skill in order to be used effectively for self defense. On a practical level, if you're not going to learn how to use the tool, it does not do you much good to own one. You end up with a false level of confidence that isn't congruent with reality.
Still your right.
Just a waste of money that leads to false confidence, like spending $500 for a fancy rabbit's foot.