Need Help: Trying to convince the GF to Carry
Ok, well I have been dating this girl for a LONG time and do plan on marrying her some day. For now, she lives 4 hours away (school and a job). I do plan on moving up there with here within the next few months, but we will not live together. This is due mostly to the parents who believe we should not live together until married, which is totally understandable.
She just moved into an apartment by herself after having a conflict with her old roomate. It's not a bad place but I was there last weekend and there are some shady looking people living in the complex.
Now she is NOT into guns whatsoever. Which is the total opposite to me. I DO NOT plan on just giving her a gun and just letting her go. I want to slowly introduce her to guns and gun safety like I was when I was a kid. My dad raised me right and I handled and "dry fired" a gun for probably a year before he gave me live rounds.
I have my CCL and would LIKE her to have one too but I would like to get her started on guns first. I want to start her off with basics, loading and unloading, clearing the chamber, safety's, basic handling, and etc. All without live rounds of course. Then I would like to start her off with my .22 just so she can get the hang of it then move up slowly to larger calibers. Probably nothing larger than a 9mm though.
I just ordered a Ruger LCP that should be here on Tuesday or Wednesday and it will be mine for now but after she does get comfortable with guns and HOPEFULLY gets her CCL I would like to give that to her.
I just feel that I would rather be an armed citizen than an unarmed victim, and I would like to loved ones to be the same way. It's just that the world today is too crazy and anyone would kidnap, rape, and kill you just because of a thought passing through there mind. ESPECIALLY since she is an attractive girl living by herself in a college town without me living a short distance away.
Do any of you have any tips or hints as far as training and getting her used to guns goes???