My daughter says she will not have a firearm in her house but that was before asshole was kicked out.
So she has no gun inside BUT......not to fear....
I HAVE A LOADED GUN BY MY BESIDE AT ALL TIMES!
I live right across the street. Son-in-law knows I have this gun, purchased and legally licensed in Delaware. I was trained in its use as well.
She is scared, Larry, kept saying the front door won’t lock right when she leaves. SHE FIXED IT!
Also, granddaughter’s bike’s tire went flat. Daughter went to store, got a tube....and SHE FIXED IT!!!!
Son-in-law, in periods between hangovers and crack trips, would mow MY lawn, that’s part of the deal.
SHE MOWED IT!
I am so proud of her.
Well, I live in Maine, with a 1.5 million population and a very low crime rate.
Even we have story after story in the news of these jerk types breaking in, executing their ex’s and then killing themselves or fleeing.
Find some of these clippings from your area and give them to her. Ask her who is supposed to protect her daughter....THE POLICE? (only minutes away when seconds count)
The only other solution I see is for some unnamed pistol packin’ granny to move in immediately.
Your grand-daughter is what 8,10,12? She is old enough to learn the proper handling of firearms so your daughter would have one less thing to worry about. There is no need to tie one "event" to the other, grandma enjoys shooting, grand-daughter might to :)
As a added benefit, it might help to reduce the helplessness she is feeling witnessing what she has seen over the past several years, and not being able to do a dam* thing about it.
Every time I read about some youth shooting their best friend accidentally I gripe to my husband that every school grade should have a couple of classes on firearms really explaining how they work, not just "guns are scary". None of them have been taught that there could still be a bullet in the chamber, heck, even adults forget that!