Georgia legislature has crafted and the Governor has signed laws that permit
law abiding adult citizens to carry concealed handguns with some
That same legislature apparently thinks it is just fine to issue a firearms
license to anyone who can pass an FBI and a Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI)
background check without any requirement to determine whether the applicant can
properly handle a firearm.
The current law requires that someone who cannot so much as tell the difference
between a pistol and a toaster must be issued a firearms license if they follow
the application procedures and pass the GBI background check.
Many people completely untrained in the use of firearms (more than you would
think) apply for a firearms license every day and purchase a handgun &
ammunition which may or may not be the right gun or appropriate ammo for the intended use
and without training, think that they are ready to use armed force in
self-defense. In most cases, sadly they are wrong. People who fall into this
category need to develop the knowledge, skill and attitude to safely, properly
and effectively use their handgun and to understand the law as it addresses the use of force.
It is not as easy as it looks on TV. The concepts involved in safe
handling of and proficient delivery of fire with handguns are not difficult to
learn for most people but they definitely do need to be learned and for most people the best
and safest way to learn them is under the tutelage of a qualified instructor.
Notice that the military does not rely on self study when it comes to teaching
soldiers how to shoot. Ditto for the police academies. Some people
might be able to learn what they need to know and apply what they learn without
the assistance of a qualified instructor but based on our experience some
things are best learned under the supervision of someone who understands the
concepts and is capable of teaching them. Learning how to shoot falls
into this category.
If you read what is written here and decide for whatever reason that you do not
want to learn how to shoot with us then please, please find another qualified
instructor to provide that service for you.