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How about mandatory firearm safety training as a requirement for gun purchases? That would more directly impact the problem than training kids, many of whom will never own a gun and, those who would, are years away from actually buying one. Theoretical education years in the past is much less effective than recent, relevant education.
Would you give credit for veterans, people who gave taken hunter safety classes or firearms training from certified instructors?
The value of firearm safety as part if the education curriculum has more value than you think. Children from rural areas usually, not always, have positive training from parents thru hunting. Reinforced safety education can be helpful. Children from inner city areas, especially where gangs are prevalent have negative exposure to firearms. Safety education in these places may save some lives, more so than not educating.
In a time where every State offers Concealed Carry Permits, the majority have requirements for training. Which contrary to some, I support, especially the safety and legal considerations.
I believe in the 3 S's, Safety, Safety, Safety.
What type if safety training do you think would be prudent, not only for adults, but for children as well?