My thoughts are well worn. Voluntary training is just like any other arguably expensive hobby, great if you can afford it. But then snake-oil salesmen show up selling empty promises AND BUYING votes for mandatory training as prerequisite to carry. We had a loong tempest here when Gene German tried to promote his American Association of Certified Firearms Instructors here, Wisconsin Patriots, Wisconsin Wheelmen, WI-FORCE, Wisconsin self protection and individual freedom ash-hauling society - all are standing around with their hands out.
I know whereof I speak. I was required to complete NRA instructors training as prerequisite to South Carolina Concealed Weapons Permit Instructor certification. There are plenty of CWP instructors now but not many speaking out against the NRA as selling indulgences from the infringements to the 2A as their business.