There are plenty of mental health professionals available if you are in need. Ignoring a problem doesn't make it go away. Statistical analysis will prove me correct, even without a concerted effort to report such incidents. And I'm not trying to trample upon your rights, I'm trying to prevent a circumstance from developing that can be used to attack the 2A. There is a saying - "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. (Benjamin Franklin) From my perspective, the 'irrational or unfounded fear' is being demonstrated by your insistence that a safety training requirement will be used to restrict 2A rights. A GUN OWNER SAFELY CARRYING/LEGALLY USING HIS FIREARM AFFECTS HIM AND THE PUBLIC.I'm pretty sure the gun community at large, including the NRA and NRA instructors, jumped out in front of it over the course of last summer when millions of Americans became first time gun owners.
Like I asked in the last 4 of these threads, can you show me some stats that show this being a problem ? Irrational fear, or should I say, unfounded fear, is no reason for you to advocate trampling on my rights. Can you point to one single time when 2A supporters compromised with anti-gun advocates and it satisfied them ? Frankly, the constitution says I don't need to compromise with them. And anyone who thinks giving the government another rule or law, particularly one that ONLY AFFECTS LAW ABIDING GUN OWNERS, is a good idea, needs their head examined.