To allow someone to legally carry a gun with only 12 hours training (10 hr class time /2 hr range time) is one of the most IRRESPONSIBLE things the gun lobby could have done.
You must be a complete idiot to believe someone can be proficient and has mastered safe handling and responsible use of a firearm in 12 hrs.
The PD story -- (emphasis added)
About 2 a.m., Marlin Briggs, 38, was shot in the stomach at the Honey Do Club on St. Clair Avenue after an unidentified 59-year-old man struggled with Briggs' girlfriend.
Briggs' friend, Earl Grays, 31, ran to a 1997 Monte Carlo and grabbed his .40-caliber Smith and Wesson handgun, which he has a permit to carry.
Grays told police he fired "randomly" toward the bar, a report shows.
But investigators aren't sure that Grays was defending his life.
- Gun was fired randomly towards the bar.
- Did not appear to be defending his or anyone else's life.
- Most likely was under the influence of alcohol
Even if he was in imminent danger, because of his actions, Grays should be charged with unlawfully discharging a firearm, criminal endangering, should lose his weapon and forfeit any right to ever carry and /or own firearm.