I get the feeling that there are a number of members, including myself, that would welcome additional education in the safe use af firearms, the impact of the many firearm statutes, the legal, moral and financial responsibilities and the risks asociated withthose responsibilities. And how to carry visible deadly force without bringing overt attention to oneself.
Unfortunately, with the exception of Brad Krause, all offers of training that have beenposted to date have had only two motives; personal profit and an underlying promotion of concealed carry.
I feel an education class that is manner of carry neutral and entirely voluntary could be beneficial.
I think there are a number people out there that would like to carry firearms for personal protection. They refrain from it because they don't understand enough about how to use a firearm or the risks involved. As a firearm dealer for 25 years I had a number of people purchase a handgun from me and then ask if I could show them how to load and use it. Some were even naieve enough to ask where and what kind of ammo they should buy. I had no choice but to refer them to a CCW instructor and enforce another $150 - $200 expense on them, over and above the $400+ they had just paid me. Some were so thirsty for that education that they did spend that kind of money to feel comfortable with open carry. Money they weren't obligated to spend in order to exercise their Wiconsin right to open carry.
I have posted a number of times on this forum that as far as I am concerned my open carry right is not up for barter, but as mentioned above I do think a, manner of carry neutral, education class would not be out of order. In fact such a class sanctioned byWisconsinCarry Inc. could go a long way in winning over some legislative and law enforcement "fence riders". With adocument of attendance It couldpossiblysatisfy the carry reciprosity requirements of other states forfirearm carry.
I also feel a nominal fee to cover the cost of the course is acceptable as long as participation in the course is entirely voluntary.
Notice I use the word education not training or certification.
My 2c worth.