@LifeSavor — I have a similar situation with my own sister here in Florida. Fortunately she no longer makes any pointed comments and I’ve learned simply never to raise the topic.
I was with her and some of her friends not long ago and one of them mentioned disparagingly a Sheriff Grady Judd (Polk County) press conference where he recommended that his county residents ought to have a gun handy and to shoot home invaders, and not to wait for a deputy to show up in such a dangerous situation.
I got a bit of attention when I overrode my better judgment and said that the same thing applied to carjacking, but that the intended victim should have a concealed carry permit away from home.
“Oh, but not that many people have one of those permits!” somebody said.
“Au contraire,” I replied. “There are now 2½ million Floridians with concealed weapon permits out of a population of roughly 22 million. That’s about 9%, one out of every eleven residents. I don’t know what percentage of permit holders go armed all the time, but I’m confident that a substantial number do so.”
“That sounds like YOU carry a gun!”
“Yes, I do, although I’ve been and hope to continue to be successful in never needing to use it. In fact, you’ve never seen me when I haven’t been carrying a pistol.”
Have you ever been in a group of people where every one of them looks at you as though you were an alien life form? (-: