This has been an ongoing issue for me.....nothing too serious but the simple fact is that my wife is morbidly afraid of guns and wants nothing to do with them. She's the type that thinks a loaded gun could and would just randomly go off just by looking at it funny! She has warmed up SLIGHTLY over the years when I explain to her that they not only provide me with a fun hobby that I enjoy, an investment that generally gains value over time....but most importantly they may save our lives some day. She gets it, just doesnt even want to look at them and thinks they are far too dangerous (which is why I set up a sweet workbench in the garage far away from her!) So, last night I damn near convinced her to come with me on a range shoot and start out shooting a .22 just to get over the initial fear. Of course my goal would be to get her to the point where she could get used to shooting a little pocket .380 and eventually carry it in certain places. Baby steps though, right? Anyone else out there have advice on how to warm her up?