"I bet you don't own a gun, (Vi)."
"No, I don't!"
(I take this to mean "not NO, but HELL NO!")
"(The ex-husband) had one."
"You may need one in the future."
"If it comes to that, I'd just as soon die at the other end of the barrel."
Of course if she's honest about that, and knowing what I know of her she may very well be, then she's entitled to do whatever makes her comfortable. Being a victim seems to be comfortable for her.
But it's a crazy, crazy world. It sure seems to me that having more tools... more options rather than fewer, is the better plan. When it comes to violence, women, smaller and less strong, start the game at a disadvantage. The right tool, used properly, "levels the playing field".
So if you live in Florida, a Concealed Carry Weapon (CCW) State, why aren't you taking the course and getting that license? Having another option could be the difference between life and death.
...Or you can just be a victim.
...Whatever makes you comfortable.
Cruel Joke of the day:
An assistant professor walks into a meeting with colleagues and says, "Ha! You call yourselves intelligent? Wouldn't REALLY intelligent people know not to come to a gunfight armed with nothing but pencils?!"
And yet, there's MORE!
Here's a guy that obviously LOVES his Valentine!