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Old March 17, 2013, 01:57 PM   #60
Frank Ettin
Join Date: November 23, 2005
Location: California - San Francisco
Posts: 8,883
Originally Posted by Glenn E. Meyer
...Now -it's a double edged sword because if Mr. Shooter gets into one of those famous good shots that somehow ends in court (how did that happen?), a training regime may be brought up against you...
Except --
  1. I'd rather be representing the guy with training. If he's the defendant claiming self defense and if the prosecutor tries to make an issue of his training, my pitch to the jury will be along the lines of, "The defendant took the responsibility of owning and carrying a gun so seriously that he spent his time and a not inconsiderable amount of his money to be learn to be safe and competent."

  2. The training will help on the street. A lack of training won't.

Originally Posted by Koda94
...FWIW, most all CCW permits have to take a class to obtain, technically they have some modicum of training.
In many cases less than a modicum -- often barely more than a scintilla.

The responsible gun owner/gun carrier will seek out additional training.
"It is long been a principle of ours that one is no more armed because he has possession of a firearm than he is a musician because he owns a piano. There is no point in having a gun if you are not capable of using it skillfully." -- Jeff Cooper
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