There has been a few recent gun control threads specifically focused on politics in the US. While I understand that some of you may be tired of discussing the topic, it remains stuck in my head and needs to go somewhere. May I respectfully bring up the topic from another perspective?
Each of us come from different locations and have different experiences and perspectives. We have members from Europe, North America, Asia, and even down under. The firearm laws and general public attitude towards firearms varies widely between our different locations. Even within the US, laws vary widely between states. New York State requires a permit to even purchase a handgun. South Dakota allows open carry and offers a concealed carry permits to anyone 18 or older who may legally purchase firearms for only $10; an 18 year old cannot legally purchase the handgun or ammunition South Dakota will permit them to carry because federal law requires age 21 to purchase handguns and handgun ammunition. Texas requires training for concealed carry and has higher costs. That is some variation!
To open this discussion up to everyone, please focus on your personal opinion of the topic at hand and respect the opinions of others. We can all go research what is legal in each jurisdiction and should do so before possibly violating any laws. It is the personal views of all members that interests me for this thread. My answers will be posted later to not influence the initial responses.
1a. What level of training is appropriate for the carrying of firearms for defense?
1b. Who should be eligible for this training?
2a. What do you consider reasonable for the private ownership of handguns (semi-automatic pistols or revolvers)?
2b. What do you consider reasonable for the private ownership of long guns (rifles and shotguns)?
3a. What are reasonable uses for private firearm use (self-defense, hunting, shooting sports, etc.)?
3b. What firearms are appropriate for the reasonable uses?
4. If required, how would you allow the private use of firearms without private ownership?
Thank you for reading this thread.