What is the point of this debate, most people to reply to it wouldn't know because they ignore the facts, and just believe whatever media tells them. The american hunters and shooters association does what it can, the fact that people don't go to their classes is not the association's fault.
The American Hunters and Shooters Association put resources and money into making sure the public is informed and aware of gun safety. They are such advocates of gun safety that many organizations that support guns rights feel that the stands that they have taken, for instance, supporting the Brady bill, are not pro gun at all and that they should be considered an anti-gun organization.
Yes, here in the state of Arkansas that I live in, you can not even get a hunter license unless you go through an extensive hunter education course, where you learn every single safety aspect that can possibly be used while we all are outdoors enjoying our states game hunting.
The American Hunters and Shooters Associations opinions are very biased. They speak only on behalf of themselves and the people they know, sure the people they know may be responsible gun owners, but what about the millions of people in America who aren't properly trained, or who are irresponsible people in general. They do not take these things into account, the only thing they assume is if you have a gun then you're going to be responsbile for it, which is a ridiculously terrible assumption.
The American Hunters and Shooters Association should educate the public more in gun safety. There are a lot of people who mishandle guns, have accidents with guns, and allow guns to get in the hands of young children. This has lead to a lot of gun related injuries and deaths. People need to know how to use them, handle them properly, and to keep them locked up and away from children.
I do not believe the American Hunters and Shooters Association does an adequate job of educating the public about gun safety. Quite frankly, I think gun safety is a topic that needs to be addressed more widely in America, since many don't seem to understand it or even come in contact with organizations that support gun safety.