There is a certain percentage of the shooting community that appear to want to bury their heads in the sand and are totally opposed to training believing that experience is everything and training means nothing. Which is all well and good if the experience has been gained while operating in a safe manner but experience proves "nothing" as the countless pensioners prove that drive the wrong way down motorways and other major routes.
It is inevitable that in the near future proof of training will be required not only to obtain leases but also to obtain your FAC.
FC have already moved the date twice making it a requirement to be DSC2 registered to stalk on their land once this is in force everyone else will follow suit.
Its a simple matter of litigation and having a paper trail to follow if things go smelly.
Not only that surely its better that we regulate ourselves and bring ourselves into the 21century rather than be dragged kicking and screaming by legislation.
So come on guys pull your heads out of their respective holes and get with the programme.
As someone else once said "those that are not with us are against us"