How often in her life has law enforcement checked her purse.
She is responsible for her safety as are you if you are a devoted son.
She should carry discreetly and you should also when with her.
Especially if this guy is X LEO and has history of violence.
Train her with appropriate arm for her.
Why would anyone in their right mind suggest any different.
The LA Police and Sheriff are the people who shut down gun sales during the "Rodney King riots".