Thursday, November 14, 2013
To: The Editor
Subject: Cutting Ohio’s 12-hour CCW classes is bad
“Cutting Ohio’s 12-hour CCW classes is bad”
Proposed legislation to cut (or even eliminate!) Ohio’s current mandatory minimum 12-hour training for Concealed Carry Weapon classes and licenses is not a good Second Amendment cause for us gun lovers or others. I paid for and have mine and did not whine. Anybody who cannot take the time (with the attention and effort) to pass such a short easy 12-hour CCW class should not be carrying a concealed firearm. Efforts to cut the content and hours of these mandatory minimum CCW classes are not worthy of my energy, money, time or whines. Leave it alone, folks!
CCW does not apply inside the castle, house or motor vehicle; but when you shoot outside the car/castle it is going to be a hassle. I had rather have people with brains be properly taught and trained to restrain by qualified NRA instructors, instead of by their kin, friends, gun buddies, and barroom and coffee-counter consultants; who will only hurt you if and after they are called upon to testify in your behalf as CCW experts. Likewise, target shooting in the back yard or in the field or at the range or in the military or in combat does not apply; nor does a CCW license qualify someone to become a cop, CIA agent, lawyer, or SWAT or Delta Force member.
Most CCW students do not know what they are talking about, making dumb and dangerous assumptions, according to what they hear, read and see on the net and on TV. NRA CCW and firearms instructors answer their questions and try to straighten them out…if they are able and willing to listen and learn. I do not see why sensible gun people get upset or cannot seem to comprehend this. It's only twelve damned hours! Why are some dumber gun nuts crazy about this? Only a real dangerous dumbass could not pass such a short easy 12-hour CCW class.
If and after current 12-hour Ohio CCW classes are cut (or eliminated!), it will soon be scary and PROVEN necessary when mistakes are made and people boohoo and get arrested, pestered, prosecuted, sentenced and sued. Ignorance of the law will be no excuse, just because they didn't know who, what, where, when, why and how to safely and legally shoot; even if and after (instead of CCW studies) they listened to and learned from their kin, friends and buddies; or learned some dumb tough stuff from the Internet with later regrets. It is our gun-community duty not to spread stupid if only because this is not a good Second Amendment cause.