She has never liked guns. She reports on the carnage produced by the illegal use of them (my words) and then, because of a personal situation, has a change of heart.

After much deliberation, she has the realization:

I’ll be damned if I’ll allow any of us to become the next “innocent bystanders.”

Interestingly, the NICS check has her flagged for some reason and her attempt to purchase a 9mm pistol has been delayed.