My mother borrowed our Ruger Mark II and is going to the range today. Alone.
She decided she wanted some private, one-on-one time with the NRA-certified instructor to learn more about basic firearm safety, handling, and shooting fundamentals. She has been considering keeping a gun in the house for protection and wants to feel a bit more sure of herself and her skills.
My mother is a breast cancer survivor so she has already fought for her life, and won. Now she'll be able to better defend that life. The most important woman in my world is becoming a chick with a gun and I am very, very proud of her.