This is a discussion on My Significant Other Doesn't Want a Gun in the House within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by Steve666 Women are like guns... keep one around long enough and you’re going to want to shoot it! You haven't met the ...
"He that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one." – Luke 22:36
"If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so." – Thomas Jefferson
It's a process. Just start by explaining the need to defend home and family and that the gun can be safely stored, etc. This initial explanation can then be followed with more guns and ammo. Then a gun safe, followed by more guns and ammo. It worked for me!
"The gun is the great equalizer... For it is the gun, that allows the meek to repel the monsters; Whom are bigger, stronger and without conscience, prey on those who without one, would surely perish."
Once a viable compromise (one which is acceptable to both parties) is reached, both must be willing to accept the terms of the compromise as it was laid out originally. The problem here is the old enough/out of the house clause. You and I think they're "old enough," she apparently doesn't. And you breached the agreement by purchasing and carrying.
It's time to re-negotiate... the world has changed (and not for the better) in 16 years. But you are negotiating from a bad position. You now have the onus of having to convince her just how much the world has changed, and why now is better than later.
Good luck with that one.
The Gift of Fear by Gavin De Becker
In The Gravest Extreme by Massad Ayoob
The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn
From every encounter or scenario; yours, someone else's, real, or not...
LEARN SOMETHING FROM IT
Tell her that you are strongly anti-shoe and she must get your permission before every shoe purchase...the tune will change.
Know Guns, Know Safety, Know Peace.
No Guns, No Safety, No Peace.
Guns are like sex and air...its no big deal until YOU can't get any.
"The superior man, when resting in safety, does not forget that danger may come." ~ Confucius
I didn't give my wife any say so. I'm the man of my home and protection of my family is my responsibility. Once my wife calmed down, I reminded her that if she were to hear noise in the middle of the night that she would expect me to investigate. Any man in such a situaion is going to arm himself (golf club, knife, baseball bat, etc). I told her that I choose to arm myself with a gun. I keep it locked up andd observe all safety rules. She finally understood when a man was shot dead in the middle of the street a stone's throw from my back yard. Ask her what her fears are and try to overcome them. Just reember if you give in to her on this the you will spend the rest of your relationship with her bossing your around.
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A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.