Shall Not Be Questioned poses THE question.
…our opponents repeatedly suggest that civilians should not be allowed to carry firearms for self-defense, a key reason being that civilians don’t receive sufficient training compared to police. But then when we seek out the same kind of training as police, they disapprovingly exclaim, “Who needs ‘tactical firearm training’?” So which is it?
NOT TO MENTION most of the police shootings I’ve seen reports on show a sad lack of training, skill and accuracy. (e.g. three officers firing 52 rounds and not striking the assailant)
And my own personal experience some years ago in IPSC competition was the committed civilians consistently out-shot the police. In fact, most of the time, the officers would show up for a few sessions, then not return, as they were
given baths had their clocks cleaned severely beaten in competition by the civilians, and their egos couldn’t handle it.