I have a very good lady friend that has qualified for her CHL in Texas. She used my best friends Makarov .380 and scored a 96%. She does know how to use a firearm. Her "problem" is in the mindset. She feels that she is not responsible enough to carry a gun all the time. She worries that she will forget about it and expose it. She worries that she would not use it if a situation called for it. She worries that if she did use it, it would be in an inappropriate situation. The latest thing she told me was that she does not believe she would be able to shoot someone to "kill" them (I know that we do not shoot to kill but to stop, hence the quote marks). The situation she presented was that if someone is attacking her, she would shoot for the crotch rather than the larger target, the chest. She said she would do so because she does not want to "kill" the bad guy only hurt him. Is this something that can be overcome and unlearned, the shoot to hurt rather than to stop? I have been working this summer at the DA's office in Dallas and have seen what people on the streets are capable of. This lady friend is someone I care about tremendously and am concerned about her safety. I would feel much better if she was carrying a handgun and could use it effectively. Can anyone give me some advice. I would greatly appreciate it.