Originally Posted by Bronx33
Knowing how to handle and shoot a weapon in the dark under a stressful life or death situaition has nothing to do with not being allowed to own a pistol. All the rules change when it comes time to shoot a fellow human there isn't going to be time to post up against a wall and take your deep breaths thers time to aim for the mass and that's about it.
However, if you have a gun in the house, and you don't teach the people you love HOW to shoot that weapon, then your asking for all kinds of trouble down the line.
I'm talking about basic home defense. An uninvited intruder comes into your home, your wife is all by herself, and there is a weapon next to her... it doesn't have to be a .44 Magnum Auto Mag.
If she can't simply pull out a .38 revolver to defend herself and the house, then yes, I think there is a problem.
Teach her how to fire that weapon correctly, and a .38 can drop anyone. However, if you don't spend that time, it really doesn't matter what she has at her side, in fact, it can do MORE harm than good to have that Desert Eagle at the bedside... if you get my drift.