I bought my first handgun a few years back (mid 20s), and have since taken courses, got my permit, several more guns, and carry regularly. My mother has always been staunchly against me carrying a handgun, or even owning one. She has never seen the need, and thinks that they cause more harm than good. (I'm sure you've all encountered this type of person) Well this week someone tried to come into her house in the middle of the night while her husband was away. Luckily, her alarm system scared off this particular intruder, but it certainly got her thinking. Today she called me and let me know what she wants for Christmas: A handgun, and some lessons on how to use it. Just thought I would share this story of an anti becoming a pro. It made my day.