My wife was deathly afraid of guns when we first met. She wouldn't touch, look at, or think about them. As time went on she got used to me carrying and was able to see the benefit of it. I finally got her to go to the range with me and she is a proud owner of a Walther P22. She doesn't carry yet, buy maybe one day. One funny thing is she gets more irritated than I do when someone makes a negative comment about my gun.