IT'S TIME TO GET YOUR GAMEFACE ON!
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Well you're new here, so you are not aware that I have strongly advocated that in a nation with a 2nd Amendment like ours that there needs to be some basic firearms training in schools. Start early with a basic safety course. Then begin talking about Rules of Engagement with a firearm, when you are allowed to carry, when are you not, what is justification from brandishing, under what conditions do you have justification for the use of deadly force. Then finally hands on firearms training involving a gun range.To the point of passing societal gun control legislation, I’d say ‘Shooter A’ or ‘Shooter B’ being more at fault in that unfortunate event is irrelevant. Self Defense is a natural right, meaning it preexists government. Buffalo with no government at all are allowed to defend themselves and their calves against lions (and alligators). Government does not give one the right to self defense.
When government tries to take away that right to self defense, how Californians have reacted shows that otherwise good, law abiding people will become criminals rather than surrender that natural right. If gun control legislation worked then those areas with the strictest gun control laws would be the most peaceful. In reality we see the exact opposite.
I’m all for education. I just think the best place for education is in a school. Schools have Sex Ed and Drivers Ed. Neither of those is even a right.
I'm not in any way shape or form advocating for taking away a person's right to self defense.
I'm also not in California anymore, so I'm not going to talk about their laws as they don't pertain to me and I'm not well versed in them.
I think we need clear "rules of engagement" for people who choose to carry a firearm (open or concealed). It needs to be as clear as possible when you are justified in using deadly force. For instance, I would say that if you pursue confrontation or conflict as opposed to maintaining a defensive disposition, or intentionally instigate a violent confrontation you do not then have the right to pull a gun and shoot a person who responds to your aggression.