I think if training were mandatory when purchasing weapons, a lot of accidents could be avoided. People are quick to blame parents, but when both parents must work to support their family because the cost of living is higher than wages, many children are left to fend for themselves for hours every day. This is a very complex issue, and I do not believe it to be as simple as to blame the parents for not being around.onixpam wrote: ↑20 Mar 2018, 09:50I do not think the NRA is responsible, the real problem is our society, our families. In many families, the children only have the television as the nanny, action movies, war movies, where the hero never gets hurt, or the bad guys escape intact, they think the life is like their movies. The parents are never present and they never really know the issues that their kids are living. In order to change the gun problems, we have to change as a society.
Yes children need to be taught that weapons are never toys and should be handled with respect, and that the only reason for having and handling a weapon it to inflict pain on something. So I think if all adults had to have some sort of regulated training when buying weapons, and then teach their children to respect the weapons, (as well as locking them up safely) many more incidents could be avoided.
I cannot say the NRA is or is not at fault in real life, though they do pay legislators to vote in their favor of less gun control. So maybe if the US legislators would vote for what the majority of citizens want (better background checks, limits for anyone with any criminal history, a longer waiting period, better training) we could be as gun safe as some of the other major civilizations in the world.