Handgun for mother in law for home defense

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    My mother in law is a widow and doesn't have much money.

    She has been talking about a gun for home defense, and I was thinking of buying her one.

    However, I am a little nervous...

    I was talking to my mother in law about guns and when to use them and when not to use them.

    My mother in law is very stubborn.

    1) My mother in law said that she would fire warning shots if someone was coming at her. I told her that was a bad idea because an assasilant can close distance very quickly, take the gun from her, and shoot her.

    2) My mother in law said that she would shoot a waring at someone outside the house. I told her that was a bad idea too because she can hit a person in the house across the street.

    I told her you shoot only when you feel your life has an imminent threat and you shoot center mass to stop the threat until the threat is gone.

    My mother in law didn't seem to believe me.

    I am now considering if she is too stubborn to learn when to use a gun and when not to use a gun.

    Maybe I should just put her to sleep?

    Opinions please?
     
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    Get her a paint gun.
     
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    Sign her up for some gun safety classes.
     
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    Shot gun. Point and shoot. You don't have to worry about anything going into the house across the street. Just a thought :lol:
     
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    She said the shotgun was too heavy, I had her try my 20 gauge.

    I was thinking of a 38 revolver.
     
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    Do you really think shes going to have the presence of mind to

    1 find the gun
    2 aim the gun
    3 use the gun

    before any perp got to her?


    Just remember to call before you go to her house. :lol:
     
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    With her propensity to use it carelessly, I wouldn't get her anything larger than a .25
     
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    Makarov.
     
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    I have a .22 taurus revolver that I hardly use. What do you all think?

    Light recoil, not much stopping power, which I am not sure is a good thing or a bad thing in this case.
     
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    I don't know.

    She is making me nervous. She is very stubborn.
     

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