I have to share this, I've been smiling about it all day!
So we had planned on visiting some friends from college today. My big bro and little sis from the fraternity days. Since the last time we were up I have begun carrying regularly. I was trying to figure out how I was going to approach this with my friend's wife, who does not like guns. We have talked guns a couple of times, but just out of respect for our friendship it has been mostly off limits. She has always know that I have guns. She knows I carry now. As far as reasons, I will say that she has an understandable reason to not like guns. In high school her now husband was carjacked at gunpoint and forced to drive around for about 2 hrs. Then left on a road and the BG stole the car. Crazy story.
So, in mentally preparing for the visit I had decided to carry while we were out and about, then lock it in the car at their home. I know all the comments that get kicked around, but it's a very safe area. I had no real issues doing it, just an inconvenience.
I called them to let them know we were headed there way, about 1 1/2hr drive. My friend text's me a pic, OF HIS WIFE SHOOTING!!!! My mouth fell open and I started laughing. I showed the pic to my wife and she had the same stunned reaction. So I grabbed a couple pistols to take up for her to look at.
Showed her 3 pistols. Talked gun safety. Talked about guns are only as dangerous or evil as the person who is holding them. No more, no less. Talked self defense. She asked me about CCP's and firearm costs.
I carried the entire time. No questions asked.
I see a group trip to the range in the future. I don't think she is looking to go all out, buy a gun, and carry. But the mystery and perceived evil of guns are gone for her. And she had a great time at the range.