Wife is against it
This is a discussion on Wife is against it within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by cammo girl
Education will likely help. How could a reasonable person not come to the conclusion that carrying is the way ...
March 17th, 2011 12:31 PM
I agree that there is a need to pick your battles... This is one I have chosen. I cannot truly win the battle with force, as I want the alliance of the "foe." A defeated, shamed, or coerced, enemy will never be a true ally.
Originally Posted by cammo girl
There are a whole bunch of folks out there that are reasonable. They have come to the reasonable conclusion that carrying is not for them, as there is no need. A great many of those insist that since there is no need for them to carry, we are wrong to do so. We have a bunch of labels for them, that I need not enumerate. But it is a simple fact that they are as bigoted as they claim us to be.
It could be worse!
March 17th, 2011 12:31 PM
March 17th, 2011 04:56 PM
Very good response here. Many of the others are great as well.
Originally Posted by mfcmb
here is what I suggest, find a range that teaches a handgun familiarity course that she can take. She may not want to take it but you must convince her to do so. One approach may be that you want her to be able to defend the kid(s) when you are not there. I believe her basic problem is that she is afraid of guns. She needs to overcome this fear. A gun is an inanimate object. It is no more dangerous than a hammer or baseball bat. The person wielding the tool has the intent, not the tool itself.
A good course that will teach her about handguns, one that especially is geared to women would be ideal. But from a standpoint of being a responsible father, I would urge you to help her overcome this irrational fear. I would hate myself for the rest of my life if I didn't carry because my wife had feelings such as these and then one of my children were kidnapped, raped or killed and I had no way to prevent it. I do not want you to go through something like that.
Something else I might suggest is, have her read this forum. Lots of good info on here. Also, show her the cornered cat website. Cornered Cat this site is by a woman for women and is about carrying for defense of self and family. Get her to read the site.
I would also suggest looking up LimaTunes on here. She has a blog about carrying from a woman's perspective and has a FaceBook page devoted to the same thing.
March 19th, 2011 12:45 AM
Originally Posted by Guantes
You tell her that YOUR crystal ball is in the shop, so therefore you cannot tell when you might need it.
Ask her how HER crystal ball is working.
Then when she says you don't need the firearm that day, you may leave it at home.
Until she can say without question, when, how and who,,,, well then, theres her answer,
to what TN_Mike said about cornered cat^^^^^^^^^
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March 20th, 2011 03:05 PM
Been married 50 years and have carried concealed for most of that time. Wife has not liked it all that time. She was glad I had the gun the one time I really needed it - but she still does not like the fact that I carry. We agree to agree to disagree! As I said, been married 50 years. I think it will last - just do not have to agree on every little thing!
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March 21st, 2011 04:43 PM
Have her take the class with you, two are better than one.
March 22nd, 2011 01:27 AM
Id carry but not let her see it out of sight out of mind
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March 22nd, 2011 09:28 AM
Many years ago, I had a girlfriend that made the statement, "When we get married, your getting rid of all that stuff and quiting your cop job" I told her good bye, with the added, "You can't save my life, they can". My wife and I have been married almost 30 yrs, and she is very 2A and pro carry.
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March 23rd, 2011 09:11 AM
Mine was the same, I told her to deal with it...Now she has her CWP also...
Originally Posted by buzzed
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March 23rd, 2011 11:37 AM
Not a debateable issue in my household. Make a stand
March 23rd, 2011 02:54 PM
Well I have been wearing my gun for about a week and my wife has yet to even notice. Gotta love the King Tuck! So now there is only one person who knows I carry, me.
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