This is a discussion on I don't understand this... within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by KralBlbec That actually made me think of something. I had never really considered before that even after school hours that elementary playgrounds ...
My wife and I never have that issue. The only thing with her is....if i'm carrying, she usually won't. She carries in the car all the time, but not often on her person. I'm angling to change that.
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There really aren't very many places that we would go where I couldn't carry, the post office being the most common, and then I just leave it secured in the car. We don't have kids, so we won't be going to a school. And neither of us are in college. I went back in my mid 30s, and graduated 21 years ago. In Las Vegas, we can carry into restaurants, and while I wouldn't we can legally drink carrying (as long as you're under the 1.0 limit). Regardless, she and I get along well with my carrying. She knows that it is as much for her as it is me.
It still takes my wife a second or two ti figure out why I tell her I can't/won't go somewhere but it's getting less frequent. At first she didn't get it and asked why but now she just rolls with it.
There are so very few places here in CO that we can't carry, it almost never comes up, but it has, and it's understood. My wife likes that I always carry.
The only times it ever came up was when in transit to someplace, our destination changed, or I was asked to make a detour (to post office).
I'd either have to stop and lock up the gun, or just stay in the car while she went in.
(Here in CO, I can go onto public school property if I have a CCP, and the gun is locked up in the car, not on my person.)
As for your wife, it can take some time before she gets used to the idea, but it looks like she is getting there.
It’s so much easier now days, to "Love and honor" my wife, when she is armed, and shoots a better group than I do. (Till death do us part, eh?)
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Anyway, she often expresses a desire to go to gun-free places (not BECAUSE they are gun-free, just wants to go) and since I am one who carries pretty much 24-7 out of pure habit, and feel naked without it -- that's just a problem. I will usually tell her forget it, I'm not going there. At which point I get the usual anti-drivel about how I'm paranoid, nothing is going to happen, yada-yada. I'm sure you all know what I'm talking about.
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Nope, don't have those conversations, since a school park would not be prohibitited in Texas, and there aren't any surrounding states that we go to that don't allow me to carry.
Sorry that you have those things to deal with.
Just remember that shot placement is much more important with what you carry than how big a bang you get with each trigger pull.
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I would tell her well we could but I would have to break out my Binoculars and 308 and then scout out a position where I could maintain overwatch from a tactical position that should the need arise I could surgically stop any threatShe looks at me and says, well we can just go to the elementary school park right up the street... to which I look at her with the look...
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Since there are places I can't legally (or practically) carry, I carry as close to our destination as I can, then secure the weapon. And no, I don't give my wife grief about it, as I occasionally like to go out to a bar, listen to music and have a drink. Or go to the beach.
About the only problems I have is when my wife wants me to go to her classroom to help her move stuff after hours. It always seems so silly having to unholster just to go inside to her classroom.
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