I purchased a handgun about 10 years ago, after my daughter‘s best friend‘s mother was brutally murdered. I went to a gun range and learned how to properly fire a weapon before making the purchase. I keep my gun locked at all times, even though I do not have young children in the house. I go to the gun range once a month to practice. My husband also has guns, and he likes going to the range because he thinks shooting guns is fun. His guns are also locked at all times. We both have carry permits. Purchasing the guns and obtaining the carry permit was way too easy. I am perfectly willing to go through an educational course, just like I took driver’s ed 40+ years ago. I am perfectly willing to renew a license that permits me ownership of a gun, the same way I renew my drivers license every four years. I am willing to carry liability insurance as a gun owner, the same way I carry automobile insurance to be a licensed driver. The NRA is so worried about losing their funding, they can set up the educational resources… They can be part of the solution! I believe in the Second Amendment, but we do not need an armed militia… we need commonsense laws because there is no common sense.