Progressive gun grabbers are always trying to convince the sheep that only “highly trained law enforcement professionals” are qualified to handle firearms.
In my experience (32 years as a law enforcement officer), that is not always the case. I believe that the average CHL holder trains and practices more with firearms than the average law enforcement officer. In my experience most civilian gun owners who obtain their concealed carry license, shoot hundreds if not thousands of rounds a year. Many cops shoot only once a year, which is the qualification standard for most law enforcement officers.
Concealed carry permit holders are keenly aware that states can and will revoke their carry licenses for any irresponsible behavior, even if it’s not directly related to a firearm like a DUI arrest or falling behind in child support.
This week in Tampa, FL, a nine-year-old boy found a loaded Glock 26 pistol in a movie theater restroom, and told his father who secured it and called the police. The Tampa PD came and seized the pistol. Tampa PD spokesperson Laura McElroy said, “We believe that this would meet the standard of willful and wanton disregard for the safety of others, to leave a loaded weapon where a child — and in this case a 9-year-old found the gun — that certainly put others at risk…”