License to Shoot

I remember a bumper sticker from my College Republican Days: “Gun control is being able to hit your target.” Amusing to some, infuriating to others, especially in light or recent events.

Let us follow that little aphorism down to its roots. The US military does not put a rifle into the hands of a private/airman/seaman until they’ve been trained in its safe handling, care, safe storage, maintenance, and competent use. Neither does any self-respecting police force in the land.

Should standards for the common citizen be any lower than those established for public servants and sworn officers of the law?

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Author: David Wolf

An adviser to corporations and organizations on strategy, communications, and public affairs, David Wolf has been working and living in Beijing since 1995, and now divides his time between China and California. He also serves as a policy and industry analyst focused on innovative and creative industries, a futurist, and an amateur historian.

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