When someone like me – yes, I make my living in this industry as a professional defensive handgun trainer – says that gun owners really need quality, professional training repeated on a regular basis, too many people take that recommendation as … well, self-serving. Of course she’s going to say that, these people think. That’s where the money is.
Never mind that I made that same recommendation for years before I made the switch to full time teacher, or that in fact I volunteered significant amounts of my rare personal time to give that training away whenever I could. Never mind that I scrimped and saved and scrounged to get that kind of training for myself despite a deeply limited budget, so valuable did I find it on a personal level.
These cynics would see none of that, and would stick with the mistaken belief that the only possible reason I or anyone else might tell gunowners that they should get some good training is because we’re all greedy scoundrels.