What are you going to shoot?

What are you going to shoot?

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    What are you going to shoot?

    So the conversation goes like this:

    (With her arms around me)

    Her: So that is your cell phone. What is that? Another cell phone?

    Me: Ummm, not exactly.

    Her (now looking): What is that?

    Me: A magazine

    Her: What is that for?

    Me: In case I run out of ammunition and need to reload.

    Her: Ammunition? Who are you going to shoot?

    Me: No one in particular. Just in case something bad happens?

    Her: Like what?

    Me: I don't know. Has anything bad happened in this neighborhood?

    Her: Well, some lady was just raped as she was walking her dog at 3 am. The guy came in to her house and raped her.

    Me: And the dog did nothing?

    Her: It was a little yap dog.

    Me: What would you do have done if that happened to you?

    Her: Called the police.

    Me: How would you have gotten to the phone?

    Her: Good point. What would you have done.

    Me: Shot him.

    Her: Oh. That is why you carry a gun.

    Light bulb goes on.

    The conversation then proceeded to her protection and I invited her to learn to shoot. We may have a new convert.
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    Many conservatives are liberals with 'experience'.
    Sounds like you found someone with some common sense...at least she can make 1 + 1 = 2, smart lady!

    Stay armed...get her to the range...stay safe!
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    That is how it works. It is very effective discussion to have with anyone who has common sense.

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    She is a keeper.
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    It's amazingly easy, all you need is someone with half a brain that will listen to logic, think things through and BINGO maybe a self defence plan is a good idea. Nice work, keep recruiting for our side!
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    tough nut to crack, huh ? Hopefully the bulb never dims.
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    Nice job!
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    Quote Originally Posted by exactlymypoint View Post

    What would you have done.

    Me: Shot him.

    Her: Oh. That is why you carry a gun.

    Light bulb goes on.
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    So she found your spare mag and cellphone. Where was your gun, in a Smartcarry? Sound like a fun first date to me!
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    Sounds good. Plain and simple. "Just the facts ma'am, just the facts".

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    I think I may have finally convinced my daughter she needs to learn to shoot and at least have a pistol and or shotgun for home defense.She lives in Omaha Nebrasks w/4yr old G/daughter and I may go up around first of the year,when I do I will take every 9mm I own and 2 -12 gauge shotguns with 18 1/2" barrels one semi and one pump,whichever shotgun she shoots the best is the one she gets to keep same for the handguns I got a Glock 17 and a SA XD9 I will probably hope she picks the XD for the grip safety.I plan on taking at least 500 rounds of 9mm to get her comfortable with the guns
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    Way to go. I wish all those conversations went that well.
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    A good friend of mine has a very petite girlfriend, who had never shot a gun in her life. She was incredibly scared of them at first.

    We went to the range the other day, and she started on my 9mm, then was shooting a 45 by the end of the hour.

    She wants to go back. Sometimes its just getting over that initial hump.

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