I'm not one of those guys who wants to gut the Second Amendment. I own firearms and I shoot them. However, I do believe people should be trained in how to safely handle a firearm before they can purchase one.
Case in point: Here's famous moose-shooter, Sarah Palin examining a firearm. She's considered quite the hunter, and yet she obviously needs more training.
Can you spot the potentially lethal mistake she's making in this picture? Believe me, if I'd held my rifle like this I'd have earned a dope slap and a drop-and-give-me-20 from my firearms instructor.