As of now, we are required to give customers what the law and HPD calls a briefing. This briefing is very extensive so we turn it into a class where we are going to cover it in more details and offer students a live-fire of the Taser so they will get a better understanding of how to handle Taser. You can see a detailed description of the class on our website. We are communicating with HPD and trying to streamline the process. Hope this answeres your question
It does in part.
I think turning this into another affidavit requirement goes beyond what the law requires. As you stated, you are turning the briefing into a class -- and charging $149.
if the customer opts in for the extensive training class, that should be their decision. A Taser discount might help nudge those interested into signing up. But, I believe whoever is selling Tasers should do what the law requires -- simply comply without a hefty class fee.
The state already offers a "free" alternative to the NRA Handgun Safety Training mandate: Hunter's Education. Used to be free, but now you pay a small convenience fee for the online version. There should also be a free option for the Tazer briefing.
I don't mind vendors getting paid for their time, but charging as much for this Tazer training as for a handgun safety course with no other options is not furthering our rights. In fact, forcing a payment to exercise a right hinders its exercise.
This type of briefing is already done around the country in most private indoor ranges through the viewing of a range safety video using a TV or a tablet. I see no reason this method can't suffice for the briefings required by the HRS. After watching the video, buyers can ask questions if needed and have their certificate signed. Very little time would be spent by the employees for each new customer.
Just wanted to post some thoughts and feelings. I'm not passing judgement. I'm sure things will change as time passes and these details get ironed out.
Thanks for the prompt reply!