Monday, December 6, 2010

NRA Certifiable

One of my great amusements is seeing gunloons who insist on listing NRA certifications after their name.

Example: Joe Sixpack, NRA Certified Range Safety Officer, Pistol, Home Firearm Safety, etc., etc.

Why do I think this is funny? Well, because to become an NRA certified anything, all you need is money and time. 

Nobody ever flunks.

Think about it.  You may have been "trained" by some dude who finished at the very bottom of his "training" class.  Indeed, you may have been "trained" by someone who was the worst student in the history of NRA training classes.  This guy may well be passing on his ignorance to other classes who, in turn, pass it on to others--ad infinitum.

No other training or educational program works this way.  In fact, most training and educational programs will demand that you were a top student.


  1. It's obvious Jade is jealous. Perhaps he would like some certifications after his name.

    How about:

    Jadegold, MacGyver Certified Gunsmith (for his insistence that you could make a machine gun by filing down a firing pin) and ACORN Certified Statistician (for his insistence that Chicago had a population of nearly 9 million people).

    And the best thing about these certifications, Jade? Even if you flunk, you still pass. It's like graduating high school in Los Angeles.

  2. Anti-gun loons constantly remind us about how LEOs are the only ones that can be trusted with a gun because of their superior training.

    Funny how they neglect to mention that LEOs are trained by NRA certified instructors, huh?

  3. Az Red: Believe me, it's not jealousy. Why would anyone be proud of a certification or license or accreditation that's bought? That isn't based on performance or knowledge or anything but handing over cash?

  4. Hey, what do you call a person who graduated last in his class at medical school?


  5. Anon: The major difference, of course, being that even to graduate last in your med school--you still have to meet at least a minimum standard.

    With NRA courses, nobody flunks.

  6. Jadegold,

    Evidence of your claim that the NRA never flunks anyone?

    And then present evidence that said failure to flunk has created a public safety hazard.

    Can't really see Mark the Meth dealer taking classes from an NRA instructor before he goes out to commit armed robbery.

    On the other hand, even with your minimum standards, medical errors kill more people than firearms each year.

    The report apparently shows there are 2,000 deaths/year from unnecessary surgery; 7000 deaths/year from medication errors in hospitals; 20,000 deaths/year from other errors in hospitals; 80,000 deaths/year from infections in hospitals; 106,000 deaths/year from non-error, adverse effects of medications - these total up to 225,000 deaths per year in the US from iatrogenic causes which ranks these deaths as the # 3 killer. Iatrogenic is a term used when a patient dies as a direct result of treatments by a physician, whether it is from misdiagnosis of the ailment or from adverse drug reactions used to treat the illness. (drug reactions are the most common cause).

  7. kaveman, regurgitating the same old lines, said, "Anti-gun loons constantly remind us about how LEOs are the only ones that can be trusted with a gun because of their superior training."

    Actually, we don't say that. Only you guys say that we say it. And then you argue against it pretending that we did say it.

    What is wrong with you guys? Isn't what we do say objecionable enough for you to argue with?

  8. I can say otherwise. Not everyone passes the class. I watched two people fail the class I took for a CCW.

    Apparently you are required to prove proficiency with a gun. In other words, hit a specific sized target, x amount of feet away, so many times (normally a full clip or 10-12 times if using a revolver). That is so easy, I know of two out of 6 that couldn't do it. That is one third that failed that class. In other standards, if a third of a class failed in a public school, the teacher would have issues.