Originally posted by RANT
What good is training? Everyone involved in a DUI homicide had "training" on how to drive. Handgun training is what...how to not miss? Oh I feel
much safer now.
No, I'm talking about training beyond just target practice. Along the same lines as how most people Trained in Fighting or Hand To Hand Combat learn
when, why, and how to use it and better yet ways of not having to do so responsibly. Sure some are A-Holes who sometimes do, but most don't.
Also, the DUI homicide folk would have been more dangerous had they been drunk and not had the drivers training in combination. Their problem was not
having 'Drunk Idiot Training' that would hopefully kick in and make them walk their sloppy ass home.
Especially knowing retired cops are packing. Since they're always such good level headed guys. Sorry, but I've known some of these
country cops, and had a particularly violent alcoholic cop step dad. I mean I look around at people I know, and just see how they act without a gun.
Getting in fights over looks, punching walls when they get angry...the road rage alone makes me want to NEVER let these people near a gun. People have
tried to run me off the road before for no reason. I've seen guns flashed on the road several times. SO WHY IN THE HELL WOULD I WANT THEM TO HAVE A
LEGALLY CONCEALED HANDGUN? So I can get a gun too to protect myself from them? What a crock.
Well, once again I understand what you're saying. However, some drunken jerk off who can't control himself, Cop or not shouldn't have a weapon. I
would hope that such things would be included in the policy making rules, but who knows. Maybe I shouldn't assume others have that kind of
You do however bring up a good example though that can work both ways. Maybe people who have something to prove and choose to do so by flashing their
piece around would think twice about doing so if they weren't the only ones around able to whip out such Power Toys. I mean it's not as if getting
a gun is all that difficult if you're some jag-off loser who does want to use it as a substitute for intelligence, courage, etc. Hell, I can get you
a gun with a couple of phone calls and I live in a small town in Central Cali. So perhaps since I already know that every 13 y/o moron can get one at
school of whatever. I just might feel ok if when he pulled it out acting tough, 12 other civilized, intelligent and certified civilians could
instantly put him in check. If he also knows that them he might leave his bang bang at home or just stuck down the front of his pants.
I've had a legally owned firearm pointed at my head by a friend before. He was drunk, but let me tell you...the fact he had training and owned
it legally didn't make me feel any better about it. We obviously talked him down, but what would have happened if I had a gun on me too? Someone
wouldn't be here. That's for sure.
I get ya. People like that. Once again, ex, retired or what ever cop or not, shouldn't have access to weapons based simply on them being F*CKED IN
THE HEAD. I was assuming that such things would be takin into consideration already. Obviously a bad assumption on my part.
You know rifles are great. Everyone I know has three or so. And I'm well aware handguns are here to stay, and know people that keep them under
their bed (and/or car seat illegally). But why we need to walk around with them on us like the Wild Wild West is beyond me.
The NRA is just wrong there. Assuming that's the point of this legislation...to move us closer to total 24/7 armament.
I do agree with you there. Handguns serve no purpose but to kill people. I see what you're saying. I'm also not saying it should be Wild Wild
West either. Having my Uncle who is a Retired Marshal or My Friend who is Ex Military Sniper (who does have a permit BTW) I actually have no worry
whatsoever of their ability to contain themselves. Should it ever arrive however that they needed to, I'd might be glad that the Idiot flashing his
Gat at my all gansta style & sh*t wasn't the only one with such capabilities at hand.
I've had the occasional Road Rage Loser flash his gun at me too. Even when they are the ones causing all the trouble no less. That is not someone
who I'm talking about that should be allowed a weapon either. (Even though they are the ones who have them) I wasn't even allowed to point a
rubber band gun at someone when I was a kid cause my Dad let me know real quick it's not a game EVER, so don't even make like it is when you're
joking. It created a habit of never even joking about such a thing. Personally, someone who points a gun like that as a joke is not suited to carry
a pocket knife let alone a gun. The difference is that someone who understands the responsibility the way I'm thinking of it, only points or pulls a
gun unless they are planning to use it. Doing so though also means that you have a Great Respect for such things. The words 'A healthy Fear of
God(Gun)' comes to mind if that makes sense.