It’s been said that you can make statistics say just about anything you want. Still, I find these stats to be a compelling support of the notion that the more quality firearm training an individual receives, the more safe that individual is with a firearm. Consider:
|Injury rate for different outdoor activities|
Injuries per 100.000 participants
This second chart is for the State of Minnesota only, but it illustrates well how consistent training on the safe handling of firearms can lower the rates of firearm accidents and help hunters and firearm owners to be more and more safe in their handling of firearms.
The Permit to Carry class is not enough. If all you do is take a permit to carry class, you’re dangerous. You need more than the permit to carry class to learn how to safely handle a firearm.