Timing & Perspective is Everything

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    Timing & Perspective is Everything

    The other day the wife asked why I sleep w/a gun on the night stand at night. She says, is someone after you...Don't you feel safe? I thought, yeah, I do feel safe...When I'm sleeping w/protection next to me.

    Now keep in mind we do live in a pretty good area w/little or no crime rate.

    So, the day after this conversation we learn that there has been a predator in the neighborhood that has been stalking girls (some young ), beating on doors and peeping in windows. Now she has no questions!

    Funny how things are all a matter of perspective.
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    My wife has never questioned my tactics or why I do things.
    Once when we were approached by a couple of "urban toughs" at a restaurant, she began to understand training and situational awareness. Some times, it is those small things that make others see the light. Luck.
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    I've applied for my CWP but haven't shared with better half. Today, we were in line at cashier at Costco, older guy (60s) in front of us had a NRA logo leather jacket on. Later, I mentioned to wifey that he was probably carrying. She said "no big deal" which I took as a good sign.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drs1457 View Post
    I've applied for my CWP but haven't shared with better half. Today, we were in line at cashier at Costco, older guy (60s) in front of us had a NRA logo leather jacket on. Later, I mentioned to wifey that he was probably carrying. She said "no big deal" which I took as a good sign.
    Most costco's won't allow ccw---I don't shop there.


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    Funny. I never thought about all the things that happen right in the back yards of people while they sleep at night. Getting into law enforcement has really opened my eyes.
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    I keep my pistol reachable but not directly visible on the nightstand, my reasons are if someone did breach my premises and had a light on, they would at least not see my pistol. It's right wear I naturally roll out of bed and can extend my hand and it's in my hand. I do sleep with the safety on, on my Baby Eagle. I am conditioned to flip it to fire by habit. I will do the same with my HK 45F also, keep it on safety.

    But my wife does not like to see it on the night stand, one of these days now that I have the raven holster, I am going to see if I can figure out a mounting idea to clip on to the frame of the bed on my side. That would be sweet! right by my side, low and out of sight with the comforter probably covering me and it.
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    Sometimes it takes an incident to make someone change their mind. Your good area and low crime rate is "ideal" for the more sophisticated BG. Never take anything for granted.
    Next step is to teach the wife to handle a gun.
    I took my 84 yr old mother in early this year and she loves the fact that I always have one of my guns with me all the time. I took her to the gun shop and she remarked how "cute" the smaller guns were.

    Quote Originally Posted by mp45fan View Post
    Funny. I never thought about all the things that happen right in the back yards of people while they sleep at night. Getting into law enforcement has really opened my eyes.
    Yes I read recently that one should camp out in their backyard to realize what really happens out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bassking View Post
    I keep my pistol reachable but not directly visible on the nightstand, my reasons are if someone did breach my premises and had a light on, they would at least not see my pistol. It's right wear I naturally roll out of bed and can extend my hand and it's in my hand. I do sleep with the safety on, on my Baby Eagle. I am conditioned to flip it to fire by habit. I will do the same with my HK 45F also, keep it on safety.
    I agree...I don't keep mine "on" the night stand. I keep it in a drawer and leave it open at night. Out of sight, out of mind.

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    Next step is to teach the wife to handle a gun.
    The wife is not opposed to the idea of a gun in the house, concealed carry, etc. She just didn't really get that there could always be a threat even when not preceived.
    Taking her to the range to get comfy w/a revolver.
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    My wife does not like the idea of a loaded weapon in the house, in our car, or on my person. She said, what really bothered her was the idea that I was willing to shoot another person.

    My response, "If someone was going to harm you, kill you, rape you or one of our kids - you're damn right, I would plug them. Other than that, I hope to never draw my weapon accept at the range."

    That made her think, a little anyway. So, I'm one of those not fully supported. But, it is my task to protect my family.
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    My wife used to questions things like that... then there was a shooting at our church (where we both work) on the other side of the building while we were putting our baby in the car - she doesn't question anything I do with the gun anymore.
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    Not really, we're both still moderate liberals...
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    As I explained it to my wife, I compare owning a firearm for protection as insurance. You hope to never need it, but it is there in case you do.
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    My wife doesn't question me too much anymore, as long as the kids can't get to any firearms. I keep a pistol in a small push button safe, which I can get into in about 2 seconds. She did ask me the other night if we were expecting a war. I think it had something to do with me toting my Benelli around the house after I had put a shell holder on it. I told her I wasn't expecting one, but I was going to be ready just in case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Liberal + experience = conservative...
    Quote Originally Posted by KevinDooley View Post
    Not really, we're both still moderate liberals...
    So, Liberal + experience = moderate liberal....then,

    Moderate liberal + [more experience = (potential life threatening situation)] = conservative.
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