phishi and I were talking about NOLA and the current situation that may have shattered quite a few's opinion and beliefs about things they took for granted. The idea of a non-gun Female thinking that she can pick up the phone and dial 911 if a bad guy shows up on the front porch... This idea has been proven to be not the case in the current NO sit. There were no phones and no Cops to respond to a problem. I think a lot of folks are thinking that they may need to take thier security into thier hand in times like this. That's good! People have been wooed into this idea that Big Bro will always be there to come to the rescue. We have forgotten the primal and necessary drive for self preservation. Wait in a hot atic for the Feds to come Rescue you, only to then throw you to the Wolf Den of a Refugee site? Anyway, what is a good firearm for a new shooter, (Female) to learn to use and have on hand? We talked of an AR15, Carbon model and a 20 gauge Shotgun... Other thought would be great as I think we may have some femal viewers with Eyes wide open in the weeks to come.