One: Not a LiberalThis ^^^100%
What other amendments require training or checks so the average person can exercise those rights?? None.
A rule of thumb for me is basically 2 types of people favor restrictions liberals and military/LEO that dont like to share the same level of rights. Its a them vs me situation. They say they fight for the constitution and the American people but do they if its okay for them and not the average person. I'm not saying this fits you but I've see it everyday
Training does help people and I encourage it. But on that note. We've all seen people all trained up and still a shit show. Like Kirk points out. Even so called skilled individuals can be a shit show. The horror stories most of us have are proof of that.
Two: I am LEO/A and Military
Three: I LOVE seeing people armed, Civilian and Non
Four: I carry my weapon as part of my job. For me it's a "duty", not a "right". You have a "right" to carry.
Five: It is NOT a Us vs Them thing.
Six: Ive seen plenty of "trained professionals" act unprofessionally with their weapon. We cant fix stupid BUT I can go back into their training record and say: "Did you read this, did you go to this class, is this your signature...right here...saying that you received training and that you know that you're not supposed to twirl your PISTOL on the GD RANGE like your Tex from The Old West?!?!?!?!?!?" "Now, youre gonna get written up, dismissed, demoted...etc".
Please see my response here, somewhere about my In Laws shooting at some kid, trespassing, in their residential area, after he'd had a few "adult beverages" and didn't know that, THAT was illegal....he never had anyone tell him that.