My wife came to me and said:
1) She wants to go shooting, and
2) She wants her carry permit :hand10:
We have a 5 month-old daughter, and I really think this is what's driving my wife toward this decision. She's started going for walks with our daughter through our neighborhood. Mind you, it's a nice neighborhood, with virtually no crime. But, I've finally gotten my wife to realize that anything can happen at any time to anybody. She's come to the realization that if she's out on one of her walks and someone attacks, she can't retreat (because of child in stroller); she's going to need a way to stop the attack.
So, this Saturday we're going on our first range trip togethr. I'm taking our S&W .38 Chief's Special and my XD40 sc. I've offered to get my dad's single-action Colt .22 revolver to start her on (less flash, bang, and recoil), but she insists she can start with the .38. We're also going to start looking at a gun specifically to fit her.
I just can't describe how excited I am.