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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: Allaroundyou
I'd take her to a local firing range. There you have the opportunity to fire any number of firearms while licensed instructors can teach her gun safety before she even purchases one.
originally posted by: Allaroundyou
I just woke up and had a bunch of text messages from my mom. Out of nowhere she is asking for my help in purchasing a sidearm and teaching her how to use one.
OK fine I can do that but a few red flags also come to mind.
She has always been anti gun.
She has very recently told me to not be on her property when mine is in my car(99% of the time it is).
And some ass hat told her to get a 1911......WOW
Out of nowhere she wants to get something she can’t handle because some guy friend told her about it. And also why does she feel the need for one?
I personally feel that if you all of a sudden feel the need for one, then you are not ready to have one. Now I don’t know what dumbass convinced her to want one but she is not ready. And way too old I might add. I think I’ll just get her a little .22 rifle and we can go from there. But it is staying at my house until I feel that she can handle it properly. I do have to go to her house and prepare food often. I don’t wanna get shot coming in the door for no damn reason. That does NOT sound cool.
So how would you handle this situation? Do you think my initial thoughts are the correct way to handle this or is a better solution available?
originally posted by: watchitburn
Sounds pretty ageist and discriminatory for you to arbitrarily decide what she can or can't have or handle.
I can understand your concern. But she is very old and pretty forgetful about everything.
Hence me having to go over to her place and prepare her food. So I am going to go with the whole me being in charge thing.
originally posted by: Deetermined
It sounds to me like she's been temporarily influenced by a man she might have a crush on...