"I feel really safe with you"
I've got a new girlfriend, and I didn't carry around her the first few times we went out, just so I could get a feel for how she was around guns, and around me. We've been together now for a while, and I've been carrying, but she doesn't know.
Last week we got out of a movie late, and we were walking through downtown to my truck. It's in the 20's at night, so she was all bundled up, and I was carrying my XD OWB under a heavy shirt.
Holding hands, strolling down the road, and walked passed one of those "groups" that seems to like the darker corners of the side streets. My girlfriend got the normal heckles, whistles, and otherwise uncomfortable remarks from these upstanding gentlemen. No big deal, you expect these kinds of things every once in a while. I just smiled at them politely, said, "thank you" and we kept walking. Nothing became of it, and when we got back to my car, she gave me a big hug and said, "you're really confident, and I feel very safe with you." When her hands slid down my side, I got made, and she was like, "what's that?" Showed her the XD and she says, "Ohhhh. Now I feel really safe!"
Another girl comfortable around firearms. Good news for me :smile: