It does exist, but you've got to look close. In this case, an unlikely partnership resulted in a positive story when IMPD -- yes, the same IMPD I pick on over officer DUI; it's a big force and most of them are darned good police -- invited a local TV news anchor to run through a one-day training course that included simulator time and actual range time.
The result is a pretty positive story. The police training course emphasizes the ambiguity of real-world situations and the need to exercise judgement and control; good things to know and to learn before you need them, IMO.
While this story is framed with "more women are becoming gun-owners," there may be a little more backstory to it; there's a proposal under study by the Legislature to create another level of Indiana's License To Carry Handgun, a photo-ID card with a training requirement, in an effort to get more reciprocity. Sponsors swear our shall-issue, background-check-only permit would remain. Gun-owner opinion is divided; I learned last night that people I know have testified pro and con. If non-resident permits become harder to obtain, this idea might have merit; as it stands, a Floria/Utah non-resident permit combo covers just about every state that offers reciprocity.
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