She says that guns feel dangerous and weird to her now. She mentions her acute awareness of her mortality as a reason not to carry. If she finds herself victimized, that awareness will certainly grow more acute, and it will seem a good reason to have a gun. It'll be too late, though. She sounds happy as a sheep, though. No longer worried that she may have to shoot someone...now she only has to worry about whether they shoot, stab, or rape her.
There's a well-known saying in the pro-gun world: "It's better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it." I understand why that makes sense — as long as it's referring to umbrellas and tampons. As for a gun, I've come to believe that not having it and not feeling like I need it is, by far, the best way to be.What about fire extinguishers or seatbelts? Or would you rather believe that it's better to not feel like there's a risk of a fire or car accident? Of course not. Why, then, would you willingly give up another readily available safety device?
Oh, and one more note: "the entire family cleaning their guns together" is the sort of activity I wholeheartedly endorse. People don't talk over dinner much these days, so a bit of wholesome family togetherness isn't uncalled for.