NRA could do some real good and gain converts by promoting gun handling and safety courses. People who have no clue how to shoot and handle their weapon are more dangerous to themselves than to the bad guys. Anyone who can buy a car has to prove they can handle it safely before legally driving off the lot. Same should be true of guns.
the NRA provides numerous gun safery courses, the newspapers just view the NRA as evil, they protect the first ammendment and ignore the second ammendment. and yes, anyone obtaining a concealed carry permit should practice with that weapon, at least two boxes of ammo to be familiar with what they are carrying or they are a threat to themselves...
Wow what a concept. Back in the day before Guns were evil and just tools as they are local schools had gun clubs or shooting teams and kids would bring their guns to school to pratice for shooting events. The NRA does have classes for all to enjoy. The Goverment has made the GUN taboo for our kids today guns are just tools/ items of fine metal working and wood working /items of exceptional craftmanship / works of art to some.
when parents grow up and teach their kids - almost anything - rather then let the kids run the family - then maybe we will see some improvement. you can't ask these parents of today to do anything. i don't know what happened to parents, but they have been missing for decades now.