I was at a bbq with some friends on Father's Day, and we got talking about firearms, growing up with them in the home, etc. All of us are married and all of us grew up with guns in the home. From what I could gather though, I am the only one that now has firearms in my own home.
The reason the ohters don't is that their wives won't allow it, primarily since all have kids, but who knowns why else. We didn't get into it with the wives (we know better than that), but I was grateful that my wife is all for firearms in the home.
While we were talking, I had an idea on how to win the debate with the objecting spouse. I presented it kind of jokingly to my buddies, but then wondered, "Hey, could this actually be an effective argument?"
So here it is:
Go out and buy yourself a nice safe, put it in the closet. Ideally, it could be partially obscured by your wifes dresses and shirts that are hanging up. Let her discover it on her own. When she objects to it (and to firearms in the home), ask her if it (the safe) has any guns in it. She won't know for sure, of course. Tell her it's your own little secret, but if she can find out exactly what, IF ANYTHING, is inside the safe, then you'll do whatever she asks you to do with the situation. The idea here (as if it isn't obvious) is that if she can't tell you what's in it, then neither can the kids, and therefore, the contents are secure and harmless.
My thought was that you could either have a new gun in there as well, and now you have your gun; or, you could have nothing at all inside. If nothing, then you could always make the case to get one later after it's been proven that your wife could never discover/tamper with/play with the contents of the safe.
What do you all think of this? Realistic way to go about showing a spouse that a locked up firearm is totally safe in a home with kids? Anyone tried something like this? Is it too disrespectful of the wife's opinion, or is it an effective tool for illustrating a point and winning the debate?