"Oh! It's so cute!!", Julia and I exclaimed at the same time. Our husbands rolled their eyes and shook their heads at the same time. "Guns aren't cute", Julia's husband said. "But this one is! It's adorable!" I protested. This was the conversation we had with some friends of ours during Easter. Julia has wanted a Walther P22 for some time and her husband surprised her with one for Easter. Not really my idea of celebrating Easter, but whatever.
I'm no gun enthusiast, but I grew up shooting with my dad and brothers. Once in a while I mull over what kind of weapon I would want for self-protection. HF thinks I should get this Glock 26 (when I'm ready of course). I think maybe I should start with OC. I really want to take RAD for adults or other defense classes. HF said he can teach me weapon retention. I also thought I'd mention that HF wants a Glock 27 for his off duty weapon.
HF also wants to get me one of these: A Kubaton
And sometimes I get swept away in my Lifetime Television for Women fantasies and picturre a gun like this one below. Small. Compact. Deadly. Beautifully engraved with a mother of pearl handle that would fit perfectly inside my white vinyl clutch. When threatened I would take it out and shakily aim it at my intruder and turn my head away, fighting tears, and sob, "NO! No. no. . ." Then the intruder would slowly walk towards me and say, "You don't have the guts!" and then remove the gun from my hands. I would fall to my knees crying. Then we would kiss passionately in the moonlight of my window while the rain streamed down the panes of glass and the thunder silenced the pains of my heart. . . KIDDING! I got a little swept away there. But isn't that what Lifetime Television for Women is for? Getting swept away? KIDDING again. No, seriously. Am I the only one that enjoys cheesy dramatic television? Especially from the 80s?
Police wives and others: Do you carry a self defense weapon? What is it? What are your feelings on the matter?