Background checks, Magazine restrictions, Gun bans – Where is EDUCATION?

Mia Anstine Prois Turas long sleeveIf you haven’t heard, Colorado has joined the ranks of states to pass and promote anti-gun legislation. As my representatives have told me “It’s for the good of the people.”

Is it? Really?

I must say that I don’t understand a lot of things in this matter. I have been writing to the representatives and asking them multiple questions of which NONE have been answered. I simply receive a form letter that says “for the good of our citizens”. I am a firearms instructor so I do know how to handle a handgun, rifle or shotgun. What if I wasn’t?


  • Why do I have to pass a background check to own a firearm, but I don’t have to know how to safely handle the firearm I intend to own?
  • I may have to pass a background check to own a firearm, but do I have to know to keep my finger off the trigger when I am holding a firearm?
  • Why do I have to pass a background check to own a firearm, but not know to point my firearm in a safe direction?
  • Why do I have to pass a background check to own a firearm, but not even have to know what a trigger lock is or own a safe to store my firearm?

The questions are endless. WHY? Why this increase in background checks, the reduction in magazine capacity BUT NO REQUIREMENT TO KNOW WHAT THE HECK YOU ARE DOING WITH THE FIREARM??????

If it’s for the good of the people why do they not have to know what they are doing? WHY?

Where is mandatory education in all of this?

Mia Anstine is an outdoor writer, licensed outfitter, hunting guide, life coach, keynote speaker, and range safety officer, firearms instructor, and archery instructor. She is the founder of MAC Outdoors and Host of the MAC Outdoors Podcast.

Mia Anstine strives to encourage others to get outside, hunt, fish, shoot, and survive life with others in a positive way.

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8 Replies to “Background checks, Magazine restrictions, Gun bans – Where is EDUCATION?”

  1. These are very valid questions! I hate to see America making the same mistakes that we have made in the UK (and I dread the repercussions that we may feel over here).

  2. Alwyn,
    Common sense is gone. In college I was taught that our country learned from the past and from other countries. Apparently our representatives went to other “better” schools than I.
    For me… This is a very mild form of venting on an issue that has me so frustrated.

  3. Vince,
    I do not even feel this is a “knee jerk” reaction. It has been in the making for quite some time. They are just highlighting the tragedy to pull on the ignorant’s heart strings. This effort to disarm America is definitely planned.

  4. Mia that is a spot on true statement, our govt. is trying desperately to disarm America so they can control us like slaves! Then commence with their agenda with a UN New World Order. The mass shootings although tragic and Assault Rifle Bans are all a smoke screen to accomplish their real agenda.


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