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I hope this is not posted somewhere else, but my wife loves it and she told me to post it, LOL! :dunno

1. “Your husband let you have a gun?”Umm…my husband doesn’t “let” me have anything. We have a marriage, not a dictatorship. We’re adults, we communicate, we do fun things, and we both carry guns. Why? Because his safety is just as important to me, as mine is to him. We’re not always together, and because of that we both need to be trained. He’s supportive of the fact that I not only carry, I teach others to be more confident with their guns, and encourage them to carry as well.
2. “Shoot anybody today?”Yes, it’s been asked. Multiple times. The intent may have been some attempt at a joke, but it’s certainly not a joking matter. I don’t carry so that I can “shoot someone.” In fact, I pray that I’ll never need to draw my pistol in a defensive situation. The last thing on earth I ever want to do is fire my gun at someone, but I have the mindset, the training, and the will to do whatever it takes to defend myself and my family. There’s nothing funny about that.
3. “You can’t handle that gun.”Really? Watch me! Many times, larger guns shoot smoother than their smaller, conceal-carry counterparts. I’ll take a full-size .45 any day over a small but snappy 380. Training, strength and repetition are key to confidently shooting whatever gun you choose. No two hands are the same, and what might not feel right in my hand may be just perfect in yours. It’s all about the fit, not necessarily the size of the gun.
4. “You’re a woman. You should carry a revolver.”Hey, I love a good revolver. (In fact, I wrote Best Revolvers for Women, which you can read here.) http://www.range365.com/best-revolvers-for-women But the fact that I’m a woman shouldn’t dictate what gun you think I’d be most comfortable with.
Yet I’ve been told that women should carry revolvers because they’re simple, with less moving parts. I’ve been told that they’re easier to operate for a woman. And if one more man tells me I’ll have trouble locking back a semiautomatic pistol’s slide, or racking said slide, I will scream. I do just fine with my semi-autos, because I train, just like everyone who shoots should. I personally prefer a semiauto over a revolver for one simple reason, capacity. I’d rather have ten 9mm rounds in my Honor Defense Honor Guard that I carry than five .38s in a revolver. Again, it’s my choice, not yours.
5. “That guy makes me nervous. You have your gun, right?”First, you’ll never know if I’m carrying or not. It’s called “concealed carry” for a reason. If I am, you won’t know it.
Second, if someone in public is making you nervous, remove yourself from the situation!
Third, consider getting trained and carrying your own pistol. It’s my job to protect me, not you.
6. “What are you, a wanna-be cop?”I’m not a law enforcement officer, and it’s not my job to stop the robbery at the corner convenience store. It is, however, my responsibility to be able to protect myself and my family. Police can’t be everywhere; depending on where you live, response time could be 30 minutes or so. I happen to live in an area with a very fast response time, but I still carry because we live in a dangerous world, where situations can become dangerous quickly, before the police arrive.
7. “I wonder how many people you could have fed for the price of your new gun.”Yep, I’ve heard that one too. My answer is that we donate our share to worthy charities, so don’t try to make me feel bad for buying something for myself. But since you brought it up, buying this gun actually helped feed thousands of people. I’ll start with the local mom-and-pop gun shop where I bought it. They depend on sales to feed their family as well as those of their employees. The manufacturer who made the gun employs hundreds. If sales were slow, they’d surely have to lay off dozens of employees, if not more. Then there’s the accessory manufacturers, some of which are small business that I frequently buy from. Last, but not least are the thousands of people who work for ammunition manufacturers. Because I train, I blow through thousands of rounds of ammunition per year. I helped thousands of people by buying this and using it…how many people did you help feed last week?
I get that some people are afraid of guns. I even get that some don’t want the responsibility of carrying, because that’s what it is—a responsibility. What I’ll never understand is how someone who fits in one of those categories thinks his or her opinion should dictate my rights. You don’t want to carry? Fine, don’t! But don’t try to stop me from carrying, because it’s my right to defend myself and my family, should I ever need to.
 

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Thanks, Saftyguy. My wife is going to love this.
 

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Good stuff there, Safetyguy! :thumsup

Some of those retorts would apply equally well when those comments are said to anyone that carries, man or woman!
 

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Nice write-up safetyguy60 ,
The range I go to usually always has a female or two ( Sometimes more) shooting and looking at the gun stuff in the store.
They are serious shooters and I'm all for it.
I had a Lady asked me if I was an N.R.A. member and probably would have beat me up if I was not. She told me she was stalked by an old boyfriend one time and decided to get a gun and carry permit. The Police actually told her there was nothing they could do unless he broke a law. She has not seen him in years but she fell in love with shooting her Glock 19 & 43 and AR-15 223.
Target shooting is really for everyone and not gender based.
Ronnie
 

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What gets me is not so much what's on the OP , which I have heard plenty of times at gun shops (believe it or not). It's when a boyfriend/spouse gives thier lady a very powerful gun (357 mag for example) just to laugh at how it jumps out of their hands ( non-trained lady). That's just idiotic.
 

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Shut up Roach
 

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Ain't it the truth! Agree 100%, real Juvenile.
What gets me is not so much what's on the OP , which I have heard plenty of times at gun shops (believe it or not). It's when a boyfriend/spouse gives thier lady a very powerful gun (357 mag for example) just to laugh at how it jumps out of their hands ( non-trained lady). That's just idiotic.
 

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