Otherside, I also applaud you joining the forum and shedding more light on the subject. The storage/maintenance issues are constantly debated here, so opinions are really all over the place and don't impact the basic rules of gun safety. You mention that there are many reasons you do not want him to carry, I think it would be helpful to hear those. My wife doesn't mind me carrying, but doesn't think I should carry almost always. I made the decision to make it part of a routine, a habit, so it's second nature should the time come for SD. We've agreed to disagree about it, but it hasn't really impacted our relationship similar to other issues where we hold different opinions.