Didn't expect this response…. and how to answer/counter it.
So i have been seeing this girl for a little over 2 months. We have gone to the range together numerous times. She loves my array of firearms, and has fun with them. What she didn't know was that everytime we shot, she was shooting my EDC. After the range i always made sure to reholster when she wouldnt see, IWB. She stays over regularly now, and I finially disclosed that i carry. Her response was, really why? I explained for a while about why carrying would be a good reason. She never had no objection to it, but said don't let me see it. I said ok, and might I ask why you don't want to see it though? Her response was, "People who have guns, especially hidden ones scare me. I have see the movies."
At first, I was stumped. I didn't know how to respond. So i started with the trainning ive had with firearms. From when I was a child, to military school, to joining the army, to my CCW classes. Finally, she swung around and said that she is happy that i carry, and she wants to start. She wants me to help her with her training. She understands that i can not be the one who certifies the trainning, but i would be there by her side in anything she needed. So in the end, it was an amazing turn out.
The point of the post though, is the fact that she said, "I have seen the movies". That is when it dawned that, its not just the news, and anti's exploiting us, but the movies too. Now, i understand that people who base life off of all movies are being ignorant, but made me wonder, how many people base their opinions not off the news, but the entertainment business. Just something to reflet on. I will chalk this one up as a learning lesson on how to handle this situation, but it really shouldn't need to be even talked about.