Want to conceal carry, but...
When my wife was 17, she received a phone call from a frantic friend asking her to please come pick her up from her boy friends house because they were fighting. So she does and long story short, the crazed boyfriend chases the girl outside with a .45 and unloads on the car my wife is driving. Anyway my wife was struck 3 times in the back and almost died. This was 3 years before we even met.
So shortly after we got married, I sold all my handguns because she was freaked out by them. Fast forward to present time and I really want to start carrying but my wife is against it. She has no problem with long guns, just pistols. Am I an insensitive jackass for even considering getting one? How would y'all handle this?
She did go to counseling before we met. She hesitantly has shot skeet with me, but doesn't want to be anywhere near a pistol.
I think there is more to her fear. We knew a kid accidentally shot and killed by a friend as kids. Having 3 children at home, I think she fears for the worst in that regard. And also living in a virtually crime free, middle to upper class area, she just doesn't see the need. It's not the end of the world for me, but if ever put in harms way, I want to be able to defend my family which means so much to me.