That does sound really interesting, Mom. My mind immediately went to the "oh noez, what if a woman is trying to protect herself from her evil estranged/ex husband stalker!" but that's vanishingly rare subset of gun people, vastly outweighed by abusive spouses/ex-spouses who use guns to murder, so that actually sounds pretty good. There are some states where a gun owner's guns can be (at least temporarily, I don't know if any do permanently) confiscated if their spouse/domestic partner swears out a restraining order against them. Sadly, this mostly leads to gun culture as a whole massively villifying women as either shills for the Brady campaign or potential gun-stealers, rather than leading gun people to band together to denounce domestic violence. There's a tendency in the gun culture I've encountered to frame guns as a woman's best friend against stranger rape/home invasion, but a total refusal to discuss that women are way more likely to be killed by their sexual partners, and are more often killed by guns in that situation than they are able to bring themselves to shoot their spouse/partner.
I live in Alaska, where guns are pretty much omnipresent, and I do own and shoot guns. I have discovered first-hand that a lot of the assertions made by pro-gun lobbyists and activists are unrealistic (take "An armed society is a polite society" - I live in a state where there is no permit required to carry a handgun, open or concealed. People are still rude, because, as a friend of mine pointed out, "aggravated dickery is not recognized by the courts as a shooting offense". Also, a lot of gun people up here really do not like virulently loathe women. Some of the most virulent sexism I have personally encountered has been at ranges and gun shows.
Umm, I don't want to start a gun argument, or be all "Ok, so I'm a gun person, but not one of *those* gun people, so if the mods would prefer, I'll shut up about gun stuff/ delete the post. I have really, really conflicted feelings about firearms in society that I'm willing to discuss, but not if it makes anyone feel unsafe.
I'm a wicked young lady but I been trying hard lately
Oh fuck it, I'm a monster, I admit it!
It makes me so mad my blood really starts a-going
La la la la, la la la lie
Sooner or later, we all gotta die
Curse of Millhaven- Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds