Good read. My wife was really anti-handgun when we got married. Her brother had been killed recently so it was understandable. I tried to convince her about the advantages of gun ownership and I always had guns around. I was never able to convince her, but after we had children and I got a job in which I had to travel, things changed.
I came home on several occasions to find her chugging around the house with a pistol in her nightgown. She would hear a noise and that mother's instinct to protect her children changed her mind in a hurry. She claims one of my guns as "her's" now, and we shoot together often.
Nothing like a mother bear protecting her cubs to "get her mind right".