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    Wife popped the question.

    My wife, who is comfortable with and supportive of my concealed carry and who works in the local dentists office, had a patient in today who had an intruder in her house while she was there a few days ago, and due to her screams at the time the back door was shattered was left unharmed.

    This incident has caused my wife to ask what she needs to do to get a permit. Although supportive of the 2nd amendment, she has shown little interest up to this time.

    I am going to try not to press the issue, but I am excited that she is interested in being able to defend herself as I am not here much of the time.

    Also, at our advanced ages of 55 and 60 (she is older although she will not admit it) I could "check out" at any time and leave her alone.

    I am not going to press the issue, but need your support and advice.

    Hope to take her to Calibers to shoot this weekend.
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    Congrats. It's always good to see people come to the realization they ultimately, they are responsible for their own personal protection.
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    I'm 62 and my partner is 70. I'm the one who carries. I have had my permit for about a month. My church here in Knoxville was the one that had two people killed and six wounded by a crazy person with a shotgun on July 27.

    Suggest to your wife that she go to corneredcat.com and womenandguns.com for more information from the women's point of view.

    I'm a lawyer, and I talked to several women judges/referees in the last month, and many of them just got or are just getting their concealed carry permits. Your wife will be in good company.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swordsister View Post
    I'm 62 and my partner is 70. I'm the one who carries. I have had my permit for about a month. My church here in Knoxville was the one that had two people killed and six wounded by a crazy person with a shotgun on July 27.

    Suggest to your wife that she go to corneredcat.com and womenandguns.com for more information from the women's point of view.

    I'm a lawyer, and I talked to several women judges/referees in the last month, and many of them just got or are just getting their concealed carry permits. Your wife will be in good company.
    Very impresive, keep up the the good work.

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    I think it is great she has come around. And sorry but I just had to....."Blue, your my boy!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue View Post

    Also, at our advanced ages of 55 and 60 (she is older although she will not admit it) I could "check out" at any time and leave her alone.
    I never really consider age that much of an issue. My neighbor is 74 years old and regularly carries her .38 Chiefs Special. The pistol packing granny.
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    Good news on your wife looking to get a permit! She is not the first person to inquire about arming herself due to a story that was personally shared. It is down right scary to have your home broken into. Going to the range is a good thing. At least your wife will know what to expect if she ever has to defend herself.
    I got my first gun at 60, a 642, and I've been adding to the collect ever since.
    I think that the older we get, the BGs think we are an easy target.

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    I go to corneredcat.com regularly, will try womenandguns.com as well.

    thanks for all the support and comments.

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    Congrats... I always meant to stop in and shoot at Calibers. I frequented the climbing gym next door when i lived in Burlington.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swordsister View Post
    I'm 62 and my partner is 70. I'm the one who carries. I have had my permit for about a month. My church here in Knoxville was the one that had two people killed and six wounded by a crazy person with a shotgun on July 27.

    Suggest to your wife that she go to corneredcat.com and womenandguns.com for more information from the women's point of view.

    I'm a lawyer, and I talked to several women judges/referees in the last month, and many of them just got or are just getting their concealed carry permits. Your wife will be in good company.
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    "My wife popped the question !"
    That was a great name for your post. I got a kick out of it.
    Definitely encourage her,BG's victimize older people a lot more than younger ones.
    When I took my permit class there was a lady in her 60's taking the class along with her sister and her mother. The mother had 7 girls, all permit holders,their children are also permit holders. The whole family is armed. Woe be unto any BG's trying to rob that family reunion....lol.

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    Congrats on your wife awaking to the fact that only she can protect herself.

    My wife did the same thing recently and carries every day.

    Be very supportive and let her choose her carry gun. Go to the range often... we did on Valentines Day
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    I resemble those remarks!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue View Post
    ...she is interested in being able to defend herself as I am not here much of the time.
    Due to my job my wife spends a lot of time on her own, and I'm sooooo glad she got her CCW about 3 years ago. She doesn't carry 100% of the time, but any time she goes into the city it's with her. Baby steps.

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue View Post
    Also, at our advanced ages of 55 and 60
    At our relatively young ages of 54 (mine) and 60 (hers), we both plan to carry for many, many, many years to come.

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    Age shouldn't matter at all. It seldom matters to the BG.
    I am 48, hubby just turned 42 and we have taken claaes and are waiting for our CPL.
    The best part is my Dad took the class and applied as well at 70
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    My main advice is don't be pushy. By this I mean let her choose what gun she likes even if it isn't one you like. Have her take an NRA First Steps course, they are very good for beginners. Be there, be supportive, but don't do like many guys and be a know-it-all.
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