This is another how to convince the wife/girlfriend to get a gun thread. I've read a bunch of these before but I'm looking to see if anyone has any new input.
Read below for an incident that I thought would convince her.
I know I can't force her to get a gun let alone carry one. And if she decides to buy one I must let her choose what she likes best. In my stable I have from full size .45 to subcompact LCP and even a soft shooting .22 to get her some practice and less scare factor as well as to determine what size and trigger style suit her best. I have triggers of all varieties; SA, DAO, SA/DA etc. She has gone shooting with me twice and likes the .22, is totally scared of my full size .45and loathes my LCP.
Here is an extra part to the story that I would hope might convince her to take her protection into her own hands and not rely on LEOs completely. That is not meant to be a knock on LEOs, they do what they can.
Just last week her neighborhood had an incident (a nice neighborhood too, bad things happen anywhere) in which at least 20 LEO surrounded a home across the street from her. Everything from patrol cops to a limited SWAT team. The sniper actually took up position on her front porch! And when all was done after hours of "standoff", they didn't get the guy and we have no clue if anything has been resolved let alone why the guy was wanted.
She doesn't want to get a gun and I don't want to push her too much but I've tried a bit. I asked her what she's going to do if a fugitive like that decides to break in and hide from LEOs in her place. Her only answer is to call the cops but we know that will be too little too late. Last year she had to call the police and it took them 45 minutes to respond! She could have been beaten, raped or dead in that amount of time.
I gave her pepper spray last year which she basically laughed at. Then started to carry it for a while because she thought someone may come after her. Then, when the faux leather case broke, she stopped carrying it completely.
She calls me paranoid for carrying all the time and I am at a loss of what to do to convince her, or what it will take for her to convince herself!
I'm afraid it will be too late and she will be a victim before she ever decides to get a gun.
Any help or comments are appreciated.