Avation (learn to fly a plan)
Physical Education (you get to be a high school gym teacher)
Parks and recreation management (be an events coordinator at a local park or if you are lucky a park ranger with the NPS)
All of these were liberal arts programs, all of them had the same general education requirements as a STEM or any other degree, and all of them were much more vocational than a regular degree. I had roommates who majored in each one of these and even they admitted that apart from the vocational skill training they got nothing from these courses.
I went to a rejuvenation clinic and got a whole natural overhaul. They took out some wrinkles, did hair repair, changed the blood, added a good 30 to 40 years to my life. They also replaced my spleen and colon. What do you think?
I wonder with these types of artificial filters would there be any benefit for an otherwise healthy person to have this done?
but this seems like a good middle ground between your "guns are something the feds allow you to have" and what the constitution says.
Then change the Constitution.
As far as training goes the following models are all good with the first 3 being among the best:
The basic firearm safety
Hunter education course (same as above but also focuses on hunting)
The BSA shotgun or rifle merit badges.
A state carry permit course (not impressed with these compared to the other options)
My friend came up with "Pro-gun, anti-NRA"
Sounds about right. The NRA like to say they speak for all gun owners but they don't. I support some of the initiatives (trigger locks) but there is a lot of rhetoric coming from them that I don't support. Because of this I will never join their organization and they will probably be pulled more to the extreme since there are groups farther out that are pulling away members. I would much rather support groups like Ducks Unlimited and Pheasants Forever who do good work advocating for hunters and restoring and preserving wild spaces.
I am one of the responsible gun owners who has a nice fireproof gun safe that is bolted into the concrete floor in my basement and have the ammunition stored elsewhere. I also use the trigger locks when I remove the firearms from the safe to go hunting or to the range (I also have a couple of nice hard sided cases for them as well). The problem is that responsible gun owners never make the news since nothing happens, the only time I see a news story about a responsible gun owner is maybe once a year on the back page of the sports section if someone gets a really big buck during deer season.
You are correct in that if you have children and firearms you need to introduce them to them but it needs to be done in the correct fashion. Kids think such things are neat and are naturally curious so you need to remove that curiosity. My oldest for the first time got dad's introduction to what a firearm can do this summer (12 gauge slug vs a watermelon) but has been taught how safely handle a firearm for several years. I have also started to introduce him to shooting using an air rifle (not a BB gun).
I also don't like the current movement of people doing open carry, especially of rifle and shotguns. I understand their reasoning but it does not draw the kind of attention they want and only makes them look like loons. They state it is for their protection or to exercise their rights but a lot of people feel intimidated by such actions. Also it seems that they are trivializing the firearm by using it to make a political statement. And for the record I do have a carry permit, but I only carry in places where I am likely to need it which is up by where I hunt since there are large predators that I have had close encounters with.
As far as the fingerprint scanner to unlock the gun I am fine with it as an option but I do not want to make them mandatory. Having it as an option is fine but the last thing I want is to trust in something additional that might fail if a bear is charging me or if I am being stalked by wolves. Add in that most of the time when I am carrying a sidearm I am wearing thin gloves this would be a complete failure.