So, I guess this is a minor rant. I have enrolled my son in a hunter safety / firearm safety class. I went to one a little over 15 years ago to get my hunting license. Tonight was a 4 hour class, and then this weekend is two eight hour days to complete the class. Tonight was mostly going over basic safety, ethics, and especially laws. It was a bit boring. What was really bugging me, was how the instructors were "presenting" the information. For instance: Instructor to class; "What minimum distance do you generally have to be from buildings to fire a firearm? ....... (class is quiet)..... Anyone? ..... (class is still quiet)..... Anyone? (another few minutes of silence).... Well, you usually have to be at least 500' and ...."(then the instructor talks about it) Another one: Instructor to class: "Can you legally hunt with a handgun?..... (class is quiet).... Anyone? ..... (class is quiet).... Anyone?.... (another few minutes of quiet)...." Finally the instructor talks about the issue. This is a safety class for people who are not hunters, but want to do it. The people DON'T know the laws!!! They don't know the rules!!! That is why they are in the class!!! This went on for 4 hours. I almost stood up and screamed "Why are you asking us? You are supposed to be teaching us!" I can understand a certain amount of the instructors asking "do you know...", but this just went on and on. If any hunter/firearm safety instructors are in these forums, PLEASE don't "teach" like this! Okay, off my box.... Wanna kill these ads? We can help!