Re: Looks like he wears the skirt in that house
My wife's family is from the Bronx and they're absolutely astounded that I have firearms. They couldn't believe I didn't need a permit for a shotgun, let alone a handgun.
Recently my sister in law (32 years old) came to visit with her husband. The sister was terrified of the handgun even when it was obviously unloaded. She couldn't sit in the same room with it. She wasn't even trying to convince me that it was evil or that I shouldn't have it; she was just terrified. I hatched a plan and pretended to walk it back to my bedroom, but really concealed it on my person for about an hour before I told her it was there and it hadn't killed anyone. She smiled and said "oh, well I guess it's not sooo bad." First step complete!
It's a different culture in that state (area really...NJ, NY, CT). They've almost (totally in the city) completely given up their 2nd Amendment rights and seem to think a piece of metal is inherently dangerous. People fear what they don't know and New Yorkers don't know guns.
My wife and I decided we would rather introduce our children to firearms in a controlled environment like this lady rather than have our children find a way into the gun cabinet when we're gone. My first exposure to firearms was finding the key to the gun safe and there's no way I'm letting my kids do what I did the first time I handled one.