Well, this really is as varied as the number of individuals on this board isn’t it? In fact, my mother is a southern bell. She’s a member of the Deep South - a true Texan. And when it comes to stereotypes she is right there with her Farah Faucet hair, perfect skin, true southern accent, and perfectly grown rose garden that cannot be judged anything outside of perfect. Yes Sir, she’s the picture perfect example of what Miriam Webster defines as the true Red White and Blue AMERICAN Southern Bell.
Now there are many ways I can answer this question. I look at other’s answers and I see how they interpret this question. I also think deeply about how my own mother thinks and how she raised three teenaged boys - and one teenaged dad.
All of this leads me to one conclusion; I must know deep down that my mother would want something that is for her and not something I think is for her. Make sense? What I’m on about is I don’t want to answer with one of those gifts that’s sounds beautiful and sympathetic and everyone is really on board with because it is so — “touchy feely” — and society deems as the right solution because everyone says it fits. You know what I mean? Like flowers, or a candle light dinner, or take her to some BS game that she doesn’t really give a crap about? You know?
My mom carries a Kimber. I now I said she is a southern bell and she really and truly is - that is fact. But she also carries a Kimber which is fact. You don’t have to be soft to be a Southern Belle. So what do you get a mother who sometimes needs to act like a MOTHER at the range for Mothers Day? Well, for Mothers Day, I get her a new Holster and a membership at the range so she can practice her marksmanship. BUT now that I’ve found USCCA and have taken the online classes and have seen the quality of the classes I can honestly vouch for them. I can feel safe in allowing my own mother to take these classes and to allow her to let these classes guide her decisions and actions if and when the time comes that she needs to use her Kimber in a defensive situation.
I’m in. I all in.