Jon Tunnell wrote
Did anyone ever say that the NRA did not offer training? No. What I said was the NRA does not think it is necessary nor should it be required. It seems incongruous given that it was founded to train gun owners.
The N.R.A. objected to the letter’s support for a federal ban on the sale of assault weapons and ammunition, a buyback program to reduce the number of guns in circulation, limits on the purchase of ammunition, mandatory safety training for gun owners, and mandatory waiting periods before completing a purchase.
The NRA likes the idea of training so much that it's floated the idea of mandatory firearms training for school children. On the other hand, it's opposed laws requiring mandatory training for gun purchases.