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Do you think that those purchasing fireman's be required to take a short educational safety / handling test?

Background checks are good, but wouldn't a short written test be a good idea too?

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rustyboilerz

What we're now seeing is the kneejerk reaction to a disturbed persons attack at the society he was isolated from. Yes, a thorough background check would help. Also in this electronic age, there's no reason for N.I.C.S. to NOT be used at gun shows. It took me sixty hours of rigorous training to get my concealed carry permit, and I was once in the military! And frankly, a weapons safety course wouldn't hurt to have in hand when purchasing a weapon. Because most instructors I know WON'T teach a felon how to properly use a weapon!

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WOW! I'd never have thought of that. Require a weapons safety course, that was needed to purchase a weapon, yet the course could be denied to felons simply due to a nics background check. Now that's simple.
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Thanks.
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Rusty, it's a reaction to multiple attacks by disturbed persons.
That said, I agree with you on background checks. The mental health list that states are supposed to supply the Feds with also needs tightened up. I would dearly love to see "smart guns" that recognize the owner by fingerprint on grip or someplace that doesn't require extra step/extra time so if you HAD to shoot, you aren't fumbling around.
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Sadly we'll never see them tightening up mental heath notifications. The ACLU is already drafting a lawsuit to stop notifications, because it could be seen as violating hippa regulations.
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I'm confused. Are a lot of people buying firemen? I'm not getting this.

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I see what you did there...
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*fire arms :)
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So much concern about changing the law about firearm purchases. I was thinking that a written test would help "weed out" the weirdos buying them for adverse reasons.
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TheDazzle239, you put "fireman's", not firearms.
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Ah yes. Firearms. I'm in Illinois. The only state that still doesn't have a concealed/carry law. Before everybody became crazy after the school shooting, the Illinois house was passing a law saying that you needed to take a 40 hour course before you got a concealed/carry permit. I do think people need more training and info on guns, but I think 40 hours seems a bit much.
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Sorry! I blew that Q! Thax for the correction! you guys are sharp! :)
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I don't think the point of the idea if a test was to weed out the wackos but rather to help insure that firearm owners understand the proper use and safety of those firearms.
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I was led to believe you had to have some sort of license to legally buy them, which I would assume comes with a safety test.

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only for concealed weapons to carry on you.
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No test to own a firearm. A simple piece of paper to fill out and a simple background check.
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Don't forget the fee! In my state it was a whole $5
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Has anyone mentioned the Emancipation Proclamation to those attempting to purchase firearms? I think it's illegal, it would certainly make us safer from fires though.

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Ooh, I want to buy a fireman!! Lol

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hahaa
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boo if I find a fireman for sale I'll let you know.. I'm not interested but you seem up for the educational safety but mostly the handling test

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Oh yeah!! Lol
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lol!
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