So my FIL went outside the other night and found someone trying to break into his wife's car. He travels a lot for his job and now wants to get a gun for when she is alone. They called my wife so she could ask me what I thought they should get. I wasn't available so when I got home she told me that she had recommended a handgun to them. I told her since she didn't plan on carrying it that she should get a shotgun as it would be more effective than a handgun and in my opinion easier to hit your target. My wife's response was in the movies handguns stop the bad guys pretty quickly:rofl1: So I had to explain to her that when you get shot with a handgun that you don't die immediately or get thrown back 15 feet. The funny thing is my wife isn't anti-gun and I have gotten her to shoot occasionally. Just goes to show to show the power of the boob tube. I would wager that 99% of the people that are want to ban guys get all their "gun knowledge" from the movies.