This has nothing to do with fudd culture.
Simple static 100m range for rifles with a 5 round, 6in group to pass. I would only allow open sights with optics for the elderly or those with medical need of them. Same for pistol make it 25 to 50m. Shotgun, trap is good idea. Or maybe 20 to 50m range.
Raise the cost for the course cover range rentals and ammo and extra compensation for the instructors.
I have 2 rental properties for neighbors. Know when the landlord's started getting good renters ? When they attached standards to the people they rented too and added raised then rent to the properties. Now they have had better success and their property isn't dump. Same logic applies here IMHO.
Nothing wrong with teaching your kids to shoot. Ive been teaching my daughter.
And since the statistics show all that your proposing is pointless and just a added cost to a already expensive sport, that's a hard pass from me. How about you do what you like with your firearms, and let everyone else do what they like. After a background check and ensuring there is no major mental issues, that should be the extent of the governments involvement. Have a non-expiring license, and let people carry on with their lives.
Just like registries, they always get used for confiscation. Doesn't have to be the government enacting the legislation to use it that way. The Nazis never enacted the firearm registry in Germany, but it sure did give them a good place to go and locate them.
Generally a derogatory term referring basically to the guys who have their shotguns and .30-06's. They only care about themselves being able to hunt and are willing to throw all other firearms owners under the bus. Usually the Liberals or other groups will go and find a couple of these guys to make statements along the lines of 'I own firearms to hunt and there is no need for anyone to own a handgun or a assault weapon, they should be banned'.
There's some real idiots with guns but they seem to pale in comparison to other morons out here.
Throwing chairs off higher rise buildings, making young children run marathons, getting out of moving cars. Firearms competency doesn't seem to be an issue.
Places like Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver are seeing more and more shoot outs. Gun battles between growing gangs in a growing gang culture.
It's easily the biggest issue with firearms and the one that's getting the least attention it seems.
The Liberals are the ones creating the gang culture and using it to their political advantage. Since they put in the stupid catch and release bill, crime has skyrocketed in my city, bringing it to now the 5th most dangerous in Canada when a decade ago there was crime but it wasn't anywhere near what its at now. The criminals have lost all fear of consequences, saw a guy walking down a main street in broad daylight with a catalytic converter over their shoulder, they simply don't care any more. Breaking and enters, murders, cops being shot (when we can't even recall the last time cops were in a firefight here), etc.
Unfortunately to fix the problem is a expensive, time consuming one, which partially requires admitting they made mistakes. As we know from politicians that is not how they think. Much easier to leverage a quick fix which is putting lipstick on a pig and wait until the next election to bring it up again. At the moment that claimed fix is banning handguns because that will somehow solve the illegally smuggled firearms from the states getting into gang hands. If they succeed with that the next round would be banning all firearms because somehow that will solve it from there. And eventually we will get to be like the UK with 'save a life, bin that knife' yet still having the same crime rates overall.
This right here.
You can't claim to be law abiding if you subscribe to the "cold, dead hands" mentality.
Well it can make them a better person that someone who simply abides by the law. Plenty of evil things have been legal in this country. Did you know that until the 1950s Natives couldn't retain a lawyer by law? Or that we committed genocide with the laws backing us?
It is the right of the governed to determine what is tolerable to them. In this case you have a group being ostracized, vilified, and constantly attacked for no fault of their own. If they give a small amount the opposing side takes a mile and just shifts the goal posts. When the government goes and states they are going to expropriate their property (i.e. legalized theft), after they have jumped through all the hoops required to own it in the first place, I completely get why they would get like that. Especially since the government is basically threatening you to either comply or be killed.