Ok, actually I know I am. This just solidifies those feelings.
A lil background. GF of 2.5 yrs, lived with her now for 2yrs, has always been a bit of a anti-gunner. She's a teacher, and is really a very smart woman, besides not understanding or grasping the importance of guns for personal freedom and protection. What is funny is that I've never met anyone so absolutely dead set on personal security. As an example, there have been several occasions where I have come home and didn't lock the door as soon as I entered and recieved a thrashing. I've also been chastised for only locking one of the locks, either the dead bolt or knob, and not both together. This is while I am at home, no less. When I was growing up, the door was never locked. EVER. So those old habits sneak up on me from time to time.
Anyhow, my girlfriend has never liked me having guns in the house(I do have a safe) and has freaked at the sight of my cocked and locked 1911 I keep in the bedroom, and has told me she wants me to keep it in the safe. I have always ignored that, told her OK, and have just found another spot to conceal it inside the bedroom.
Believe me. I have tried to educate this woman about the 2a and personal protection, and lately have had greater success. However, she will NOT ever accompany me to the range or learn how to use and shoot even the tamest of my guns. She cite's that she doesn't trust herself with that kind of power. I always counter: "Well I'm sure if you wanted to go on a killing spree, jumping a curb in downtown Seattle and mowing down the pedestrians would yield much greater results than one of my guns would." And "You trust yourself to control the path of a 3000lb missile, but not one weighing 200gr.?"
Anyways I'm drifiting off point. I woke up this morning to help her get ready for school(my day off) and she's tells me the her and her family will be buying me a pistol for my birthday! Incredible. That came from sooo far outta the blue that my neck still hurts!
Now I just bought my EDC last week, but while I was at the store I noticed another gun that I really liked and told her about it. Amazingly, she talked to all her family members and got them to chip in instead of getting me the usual birthday stuff! Then on top of that, she told me I could go get it today after she's done with work, and she'd worry about getting the funds from her family members later.
I am really quite in shock at the moment, and I'm trying to fathom just what I could have said or done to make her do such a 180 about her feelings for guns. Only thing I can think of is that I told her about me getting a CCW and to not be suprised if I carry everywhere we go. I thought this would touch off the 3rd world war at first, but have not met any resistance to the idea of me carrying, and she actually seems to like it...
I am confused, but extremely pleased at the same time, lol.
Here's what will be my new B-day piece!
SIG SAUER P6 P225 9mm GERMAN POLICE : Firearms (Modern) : Semi-auto at GunBroker.com
The one I'll be purchasing locally is in near perfect condition, and the included holster looks to be almost never used.