As some know, I've recently begun work as a corrections officer at a state prison. Today I (and fellow newbies) qualified with the AR15 carbines and Rem 870 shotguns. One of my fellow officers, a female aged approx 22, was nervous as she had never fired a gun before. I reassured her that it was no big deal, and she would enjoy it. Boy was I wrong! From the very first shot with the AR, she began crying. 80 rounds and 2 hits on the cardboard later she was extremely upset. I later spoke with her about it. I very gently asked why she was so upset. She emphatically replied that she hated guns, and that there is no reason for anybody ever to use or even own a gun. After my initial shock over this statement, I told her that right across the fence were over 2000 reasons (inmates) to own and be able to use a gun. I said that self defense was a great reason. I asked... What if someone breaks into your apartment intent on raping and killing you or your children, will you just pray for the cops to show up? Then I told her that tens of millions of people enjoy recreation with guns, and told her that every fall, I fill my freezer with some of the healthiest food on the planet with my guns. So there are lots of good reasons to own guns. She just maintained that guns were just bad and she doesn't want anything to do with them. I walked away absolutely stunned. So my question... How should I approach this challenge? Or is it just way to irrational and better to leave it alone?