My fiance and I have had some pretty exciting issues come up while out and about, that I have luckily been able to get away from with out having to draw a weapon. She grew up being told that guns are bad, and they should be banned etc. I grew up the total opposite, so you can imagine how the story goes with having them in the house and carrying them every legal chance I get. But she has sure come around, she goes shooting with me, she has taken her CWL class, and is now awaiting her CWL. So here's the story:
I always have a gun in my car, I dont leave it in there, but always put it between the seat and console when we go anywhere. Something happened with our boat this weekend which put us in a hurry to get it out of the water and she drove the Jeep and trailer down to the ramp while I drove the boat around to meet her. The ramp is located by a light house, that has a small public park. The park frequents the homeless, and some others whom I would label as "shady."
When we get the boat on the trailer and start our way home, she tells me a story that happened while she was waiting. A bigger man walked up to the window with two tear drop tattoos under his eye, holding a rose made of palm branches. He motioned to her for her to roll her window down. She saw him coming and searched for my weapon, it was not there, this was to be a quick trip to the ramp and back (10 minutes).....no reason to go in the house and grab the gun first. He told her 4 times to role the window down before he finally gave up and walked away. Needless to say she was a bit frightened. I thought it was a huge step that she knew to grab the gun, if for some reason she needed to protect herself. That's something I didn't think I would EVER here. We discussed that next time just put the truck in drive and drive off, if he tries to stop you...run his a$$ over.
What bothers me is the answer to the question I asked yesterday. "So how do you feel after what happened to you Sunday? Do you think that you might want to start carrying your gun in your car?" I asked. Her response.... "No, I still want to wait until I get my CWL, and then I don't know if I'll be ready yet. I was scared but it wasn't that bad, I'm not worrying about it." What was my response inside my head? GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR