Very interesting read from the perspective of a woman who has feared guns her whole life and even spent much of her life in gun restrictive areas such as Illinois, California, and New York. The first page describes her brushes with crime that got her wondering if she needed a gun, and the second page describes her first experience shooting a gun. Seems to be a very honest article with little, if any, political leaning. The author just shares her perspective.
Spoiler Alert: She does end up purchasing a gun, but we could still be critical of many of her actions (i.e., she keeps her Ruger LCR unloaded on the nightstand). But she has taken the first few important steps, such as trying to get rid of her ignorance and illogical fears about guns and getting some basic training.
Should I Buy a Gun? - A Crime Victim Considers a Controversial Means of Protection - ELLE.com