I am a firm believer in the the right to bear arms, however I felt a little bit safer knowing that SDA Act licence holders here had to at least take the mandatory class, exhibit some weapon proficiency, be fingerprinted and pass state/federal background checks. I take my responsibility very seriously, I've been shooting for 57 years and practice with my EDC guns on a regular basis. Unfortunately over that time, I have witnessed many inexperienced and/or reckless shooters struggle with the basic principles of safe gun handling. I've also read many accounts of fools letting anger and poor judgement precipitate tragic results. I hope that I am wrong, I hope that citizens who exercise their right to bear arms are cognizant of the responsibility they are assuming.