Hello friends, A buddy of mine and his wife just purchased their first firearm. A ruger PCC 9MM, one of the current gens with the fancy tactical furniture. I want to share a bit of their story as I am very pleased by it, and I think it's hopeful overall. So, he's always wanted a gun, but his immigrant wife comes from a land where guns don't quite occupy the same place as they do in America. She associates guns with rebel groups, criminals, and atrocities. When my friend married her he accepted guns weren't in his future. Fast forward 10 years from the day they said "I do", to today, and she's having a change of heart. The depravity and chaos seen nightly, the ensuing failures in the response by the government, and the chirping about preparedness and rights by her husband have all conspired to drive her into not only accepting, but taking the lead on a firearms purchase. After waiting out the timer and satisfying the certification hurdles for acquiring her rifle she has a newfound respect for gun rights. She texted me many times asking if all these delays were normal, and why she needed to get a cert to exercise her rights. I chose not to mention her previous comments about "common sense" gun control because why be mean, apparently she now sees how "common sense" can be twisted. We're going to shoot the new rifle in about an hour at the outdoor range near me. I sold them a few rounds of 9mm so they can practice with the new purchase. 36 cent 9mm scared them a little so I sold it at original stocker price of like $11/50 To see my friends become moderately favorable to 2A is a great sight. This is the kind of person who is buying their first gun. I see several threads opining on their unfavorable views of the new crop coming from this crisis and I wanted to offer a countervailing example to that paradigm.