Personal Protection... It's a Family Affair
I had posted previously about telling my wife that I was going to take the NRA's Personal Protection in the home class, and my wife asked if she could go.
Needless to say, I was thrilled. My 16 year old daughter has also expressed an interest in shooting, and when discussing this with the instructor, he offered us a package rate and would allow my daughter to audit the course for free (she couldn't be certified, because she's underage).
I will hopefully have my LCP by that time and I bought a 100 round box of ammo to take with me. My wife and daughter will be able to use the replica pellet guns he has on the premises.
I bought a pair of safety glasses and hearing protection for both my wife and daughter, and when my daughter saw the glasses (yellow wrap around) she said: "Wow, these are cool! I can wear these all the time!". My wife thought she was being sarcastic and my daughter said: "No, really!".
That same day my daughter and a female friend were home alone and they heard a noise like someone running through the house that scared them, so they locked themselves in the bathroom with a cell phone and was going to call 9-1-1 when they discovered that it was the guy who was fixing the gutters.
This opened the door to the safe room rules at night if you hear something. The personal protection class will reinforce that for her. I know she won't be able to carry dad in her pocket all the time, and I'll figure I did a good job if she can carry something as deadly and easier to pack. :image035: