BigJimP originally wrote:but the OP is asking about what the best option is, for his buddies wife ---- when he's saying they won't train...or at least that she won't train
A good dog and a taser.
I believe anyone who won't bother to train is going to have issues with pulling the trigger if the time comes. If that time comes they have picked the wrong time to try and figure things out. They are more likely than not to become a statistic and to provide a gun to someone who shouldn't have one in the first place.
At least if the taser is taken from them, it in and of itself can't be used to kill them or other innocent people.