posted on Apr, 11 2009 @ 02:35 AM
reply to post by Relative Five
Propaganda, and desensitization as was already pointed out.
The best thing to do, is educate people about proper firearm handling, and encouraging pounding a couple thousand rounds down range.
Ever watched an IPSC competition? You know, where your handgun is in the holster, the beep goes off, you remove the firearm, and commence fire at a
certain target, x number of feet away, and Accuracy is best?
Yeah for those of us who are familiar with guns, it's pretty entertaining to watch.
In a high stress situation - you're damn right, people will falter.
Preparation and practice - can help with that... Real life simulation programs (such as the C7 simulator program used for Canadian Soldiers) is just
one example of a program (though slightly modified) would help with the nerves...
And to rig the question and condition the small children with sponge minds about guns being "bad" - is in my opinion wrong. Perhaps I'm too liberal
in that sense, but I believe (and perhaps this is just because I was raised around guns) that everyone should be familiar with firearms.