I took my Mom shooting for the first time
Yesterday was a great day. My whole family got together and went to the range. My mom had never shot a handgun before, but we convinced her to try. We started her out on a .22 revolver and on her first try she had very good groupings, and a few shots in the 10 ring of the standard bullseye target. We were all encouraging, and excited for her. Then we convinced her to shoot the 9mm. She didn't do quite as well with that, but still a solid performance.
She still seems to have no desire to go shooting agian, and says she probably couldn't shoot someone to stop them from hurting her, but admitted that she wouldn't hesitate to grab my dads gun if someone was after one of her babies (my siblings and I range from 22 to 29).
Any suggestions on how to convince her to protect herself even at the cost of injuring/killing another person? I understand that it is her choice and some people can not choose their own life over another's even if they are a criminal, but I would love to hear some rational or even emotional discussions that might be used to sway her opinion.