Peoples' Republic of New Germay....
You must obviously be referring to the socialist utopia of the Socialist Republic of New Jersey.
It's just starting to get interestng, what with the Torch's non-event of withdrawal. Hey, it didn't happen to have anything to do with your friend's being from Florida. Seems to me they've had quite a bit of their own voting "experiences" in that state.
On the topic of the Bersa Thunder380, yes I've got one(the "Deluxe" version, with the extended mag). I've also got it's little brother(sister?), the Thunder22. If I don't wimp out owing to the "heavy rain"(if it happens), then you, she and all other safe shooters may enjoy(!?!) shooting both.
See you(maybe) all on Saturday!