The pressure against private ownership of firearms is so intense these days that shooting ranges are being squeezed to the point that some states are devising laws to protect them while other jurisdictions find themselves having to defend decisions to allow shooting ranges.
The most important points 10-year-old Alexis Anderton of Prairie City said she learned during a recent hunter education course was to “keep your gun pointed in a safe direction, and treat every gun like it’s loaded.”
Dozens of women have come together to create the #NotMeSD, an initiative “to provide education, firearms training and personal assistance in obtaining a California CCW (Permit to carry a firearm) if desired.”
We at The Daily Independent aren’t huge fans of this legislation, but we aren’t opposed to it, either. We believe a vast majority of gun owners interested in concealed carry – 90 percent or more – are responsible gun owners who frankly don’t need a permit.
SCENARIOS: A kindergarten student finds his mother’s gun in her nightstand and brings it on the bus, showing other students. An amped-up parent forces his way on the bus to confront a student who has been bullying his son. He displays a weapon, threatening the student.