Should there be required training for new gun purchasers ? I am not saying a person needs a license to own a gun. However I am asking do you think people should be trained before they are allowed to have one. I was trying to think of a analogy to compare it to and thought this. Years ago a person went to the DMV got a license and went driving. Eventually they included a actual driving test. Due to safety concerns they eventually decided that a permit for persons under 18 was a good idea. I have the right to buy and own a car, I however should not drive unless I know how. My brain tells me the same thing about gun owners, I am bothered but what I see as plain ignorance on safety and use. Me and my wife were having our morning coffee talking about guns ( I love her ). Anyways she told me about this guy she works with. He took bought a new gun and is ex-military, and took his wife to go shooting in BLM. He thought he would play a practical joke on here. He took his 357 loaded 38 and shot it one handed, with just a little kick to it. His wife decided looked easy enough. So he chambers a 38 round and then 357 next to it unknown to here. She fires the first one and goes not bad, fires the next and almost took her head off. Military training teaches combat safety not common safety. And this brings me back to anyone that first buys their first gun should have to take a safety class. I ca not help but think this would sure put up a huge argument for gun haters, If people we trained it would be just like people learning to drive. I can already hey many say I know my guns bla bla bla, Well then this would not apply to you. I do think that if you can not show you either go to a range or have had safety training them it should be a no go. And I think concealed holders should be required to take a safety class. I am not telling anyone to compromise our 2nd rights, I am saying education goes along way in keeping our rights. We can stand by and watch are guns are stripped away, or compromise and pass legislation to prevent it through training. I hear in this forum people complain and fear our goes may be taken, well then attack where they attack us. They say guns are unsafe, lets prove them otherwise. The 2nd awesome as it is does not tell anyone you know how to handle a gun safely anymore then owning a car means you know how to drive. Probably gonna catch slack but its how I feel and I am a 100% 2nd supporter, and support all rights to own and carry. But we may lose these rights if we do not learn to fight for our rights like they do against it.