Well I turn 21 on Sunday, and I've been talking about getting myself a small handgun for concealed carry and range plinking. I'm talking mouse gun, .32ACP or maybe .38. I've been telling my girlfriend/now wife this for nearly 2 years. I've mentioned it to my parents and my now in-laws as well. Every single person in my family, is anti-gun. They all tell me that carrying a gun is asking for trouble. I'm more likely to get shot if I carry a gun. I will go to jail if I get caught with a gun, blah blah blah. I do plan on completing the Texas CCL course before actually carrying the gun. duh. But they still believe it to be a bad idea. Other than screaming at them to "EDUCATE YOURSELF BEFORE YOU OPEN YOUR FUCKING MOUTH!"...what is a rational, easy to understand method of introducing gun safety and gun rights to the "sheeple" of my family? Any tips from people who have gone through this? I have had a rifle since I was 18. This is shunned as well. It's only a .22lr haha. I've offered to take anyone who wants to learn to shoot my little .22lr to the gun range, and so far everyone has refused. Kind of disappointing. When I have a kid, boy or girl, gun safety and knowledge will be taught from early on. I hope to reverse this paranoia of guns that has been a trend in my family for many past generations. But first...I have to get me a starter pistol, as I am still learning myself.