This is a discussion on Does your wife carry? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Just a quick poll to find out if your wife (sorry, but wives only) carries....
She would never carry
No, but thinking about it
Yes, she carries more than I do.
Just a quick poll to find out if your wife (sorry, but wives only) carries.
Last edited by ExactlyMyPoint; March 17th, 2008 at 11:03 AM.
Preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse or Rapture....whichever comes first.
My wife isn't here and until she gets her green card couldn't carry,but as soon as she can legally she's going to chl school
Yes, she carries a .38 snubbie, but usually in her purse. I'm working on getting her to carry on her person, but style and fashion seems to be more important to her than choosing clothes that more easily conceal a firearm. We will be trying out a Kahr PM9 for her soon though, that may help change her mind. I have been reading about the new Ruger LCP also, but to me, .380 is just not enough gun, but I guess it's better than a .38 in a purse that just got snatched.
I voted no, but thinking about it. I've just now been able to get her to carry OC and a jungle dart. It wasn't easy...she keeps giving me the old "I'm not going to live in fear" crap. I don't want to push her too hard as she may start to reject the idea outright. I'll give her a little while to settle in with the OC and dart and then gradually begin to suggest she get her permit. I have to use baby steps with her as she tends to be set in her ways.
"Any rationally thinking person is armed" ---Hinds Co. constable John Lewis
Finally took her class a few weeks ago. Waiting on her card now.
We're shopping for her carry gun now.......that's kind of fun!
After years of trying, I fonally got her in a class and she's got her non-res Florida and her non-res Utah. A huge downside to this story is that we currently live in Illinois so we can only carry when were over in Missouri shopping or out of state on vacation. The up side is that we are planning to move within the year!
She's thinking about it. The first time she fired a gun was in February, but since then we have been making trips to the range every weekend. She needs some more practice before she takes the class. I am sure she could pass it, but we feel like she should have more experience before she takes the course. On the plus side, she bought her first pistol last week...I even made her fill out the paperwork herself. So, we're getting there.
There are two sides to every issue: one side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil.
Who is John Galt?
Yup. She carries more than I do. I work at a nuke plant, and we are not allowed to bring them on the property, let alone carry. The guards carry Beretta M9's and Bushmasters. They also have access to shotguns, and are allowed by law to have full-auto weapons, but they don't (to the best of my knowledge).
"The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield, and government to gain ground."
- Thomas Jefferson
"I'm the arrow, you're my bow, shoot me forth and I will go"
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I said "never," and I hope I'm wrong, but that's how it looks for now. She's got that whole "it'll never happen to me, that doesn't happen around here" attitude.
She just asked the other day if I walk around in fear all the time and I had to bite my tongue to keep from saying, "No, and that's precisely because I'm prepared to defend myself." (I'd already lost the 'discussion' by then so it would have been pointless.)
As a subscriber I know on another forum has said, "A gun is not the answer to all your self-defense needs, but when you need a gun, you really need a gun."
Freedom ... must be fought for, protected, and handed on ... or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free. -- Ronald Reagan, 1967
She won't carry. We've looked at alot of pocket pistols from 22lr to .380. She's just not comfortable with the idea or the pistols. She does have some K.A. pepper spray though. Gets me to thinking I should carry some form of non-lethal self defense tool also.
My wife is not yet a U.S. citizen so she can not get a CCW yet in my county
A real man loves his wife, and places his family as the most important thing in life. Nothing has brought me more peace and content in life than simply being a good husband and father.
Having a pistol is worthless, unless you have the mindset and training to use it. While she loves to go pinking with her 22, and she says she would use it to protect herself at home, I do not believe she has the attitude to use it.
That being said; having a firearm and not using it can get you in more trouble than not having one.
So her pistol stays at home, and there is no reason to get a CCL.