Great suggestion by Angelico. But even better, offer to take her with. Give her an opportunity to understand and get comfortable with this first-hand. I've found that the best way to gain the support of others is help them gain an understanding of whatever it is (helps reduce fear and uncertainty) and then give them hands-on opportunity to try something for themselves. She may not want to go out and get her own permit, but should be a lot more comfortable with you carrying.Tell her you got your permit and you are going to take some safety classes to be more informed and a responsible firearms owner. Not telling her sooner will probably not bode well in the long run.
A .22 would be a great gun for her to learn on and to get comfortable with! Listen to oneshot, that post is spot on!Explain to her that the world we live in is changing & you want to do all you can to protect and keep safe your loved ones.
Tell her that evil walks the face of the earth, and oftentimes it lurks in the very same places honest, hardworking people live, shop and play, and that your crystal ball is broke, and cannot tell when the hour or day will come that you will need it, if ever, therefore you will carry the pistol wherever you are legally able to do so.
And that you AND her are going to go to some firearms classes, and that you have bought HER a .22lr pistol to take those classes with.
You did go get her a firearm as well correct?
Say it AIN'T so ANG:blink:Tell her you got your permit and you are going to take some safety classes to be more informed and a responsible firearms owner. Not telling her sooner will probably not bode well in the long run.
Oh yeah, welcome here. Ask questions. Lot's of smarter than I people here.