A true story from a Texas State Highway Patrol officer:
I made a traffic stop on an elderly lady the other day for speeding on U.S.
77 Eastbound at Mile Marker 73 just South of Serita, Tx. on the way to
I asked for her driver's license, and proof of insurance. The old lady took
out the required information and handed it to me.
In with the cards I was somewhat surprised (due to her advanced age) to see
she had a concealed handgun carry permit. I looked at her and asked if she had
a weapon in her possession at this time.
She responded that she indeed had a .45 automatic in her glove box.
Something---body language, or the way she said it---made me want to ask if
> she had any other firearms. She did admit to also having
a 9mm Glock in her center console. Now I had to ask one more time if that
was all. She responded once again that she did have just one more, a .38
special in her purse. I then asked her what was she so afraid of.
She looked me right in the eye and said,
"Not a damn thing!"