Interesting read, I would have to agree that she should be armed if she is going to be placing herself in a situation that could get ugly at any time. She defently needs range time, along with practicing presentation. One key aspect to not forget is mental perperation, you need to be able to do what it takes to be the winner in a gun fight, not to be sexist, but a lot of wemon might hesisate on taking a life. She needs to handle the gun as much as possible to become acquainted with it. Bottom line is blood may be thicker than water, but that kid needs to move on before his parrents pay the price for his misled life.