Captain Hi-Top, on 14 January 2013 - 10:14 AM, said:
Before any discussion on gun control gets underway, and without knowing your background at all, only the information you provided in your initial post, I implore you to do anything and everything possible to maintain a safe home environment and keep any firearms secure and out of reach from children.
Also, and again, without knowing your background or familiarity with firearms, I would strongly suggest regular trips to the range and/or training to become more familiar with your purchase for both you and your wife. A healthy respect for firearms, and familiarity with operation is key from an ownership and use stand point.
Very good point. I grew up around guns (dad was and still is in law enforcement). I have been shooting on a regular basis my whole life but never owned a gun until recently. Mine are well secured and I have already discussed this with my daughter.
Your second point brings up an area I think could be expored more. The CWP course is a joke and I feel more training should be done before getting this and also before owning a gun. This would not stop the crimes but would at least stop or slow the senseless accidental shooting.