Along with Nellie 's point that if I've got to walk around strapped to feel safe I'm going to move somewhere else, this is my main argument against "ERRYBODY GET A GUN WE ALL BE SAFE THEN". Gun safety courses aren't required in my state merely for owning or registering a firearm*, and even the concealed weapon permits here have a day in a classroom and a laughably low number of rounds required to show proficiency (either 50 or 75 rounds every 5 years or so, varies here per range you're getting certified at). I don't want the person that just barely passed that set of requirements out in public with a gun. At best they're going to do more harm that good in any situation where the gun is coming out. *At least I've never been informed that it's required. If you want a hunting license you need to have passed hunter's ed if you're over 16.