Thanks for your feedback on this, friends.
Because of the different gun laws in our respective countries... I really didnt know if this was something that was "done" in the U.S or not.
The only firearms in Canada are owned by hunters really, and of course, the criminals who have them illegally.
It's common knowledge that some U.S residents may choose to keep a gun in their home. Didnt know some also kept them in their cars...
I just couldnt fathom the idea of having one in the workplace.. and it being permitted. ( which I see it isnt)
She's got the application - needs to take training first, she said.
This is what she added:
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services administers the concealed weapons program. Florida is lenient in its application procedure to carry a concealed weapon and recognizes the right to self-defense. The state stresses to gun owners that the law protects those who use their weapon in self-defense.
"Self defence"????? omg...
As you've pointed out...If you're not completely committed - ready,willing and able
to use deadly force.. this could backfire with tragic consequences
My niece grew up in the city, to my knowledge has zero experience with firearms. I simply cannot imagine her ever firing a weapon, period The whole idea is mind-boggling.
And so having one.. and the danger THIS poses is what is "really" terrifying to consider..
I've not talked to her yet - left a message. Am very
anxious to do so.
I couldnt stress enough to her when I do how terrible an idea I think this is.
Her call, I realize. We are pretty close, but I'm just her aunt..and a "Canadian" one at that.
I'm sure she'll put more stock in what her husband and friends think, naturally.
And they apparently back the idea..
Which also boggles my mind. Dont know what the scary incident was yet. Though I do understand her husband wants to help her feel safe.. I cannot believe
he is "for" arming his wife as a solution.