Am I being Unreasonable

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    How about getting one with pink furniture on it and giving it to her for her birthday?
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    Tell her it's an investment. When you pass it on to your kids it will be worth more, especially if it's really a nice one and no longer made!

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    If you are seeking the advice of a bunch of gun nuts, then deep down you already know what your choice should be.

    Look at it this way - after the youngest graduates from college, that AR will make a great gift to yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by txron View Post
    Clarification, it is not about the money. We have enough for all and them some. Believe me, my wife and kids get everything they need and most things they want. It is more about getting her to accept the purchase of another gun and an "evil black gun" to boot.
    Since this is the case,it is not about money or skipping bills to buy a gun,I would buy one anyway. My wife and I put each other's needs before kids ( ours,grown and gone,put themselves through college) and everything else. Our concern is each other's happiness.
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    The only way to justify buying anything like an AR is to just say you want it. Trying to come up with a way to justify it just makes you look like your begging.
    Honey why are we buying an AR. Because I really want one. No way to argue that one.
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    I informed my wife that I wanted an AR. She said that I should go buy it. That was the PSA with Aimpoint. Later when I wanted a Colt 6920 I informed her of my plans. She said don't you already have one of those. Sure do darling but I have two grandsons and when I'm gone I want each to have one from me. Go ahead honey and buy the Colt.

    How many grand kids do you have?

    Problem solved. Nonna loves the grandboys.
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    My wife is the bread winner of the family (I'm just a crappy Bio-med) however.com I'm the CFO. Despite this all my gun/ammo money comes from side jobs I pick up here and there.
    My kids (8&10) suck up most of the "free" money from the family budget. This month my 8yo son sucked up the extra money my "making" me buy him a crossbow. Not exactly the 300 blackout upper I need to complete my AR build but it'll do. :)
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    Am I being Unreasonable

    I would suggest the disposable money be divided up weekly. What is yours is yours to do as you wish. IMO, a wife is not a Mommy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Happypuppy View Post
    a wife is not a Mommy.


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    couldn't have said it better myself. if you want one, hike up your skirt and tell her you are going to buy one and thats that.






    btw, can I have your guns after she probably kills you after that ?
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    My parents never gave me a dime for college. I joined the military instead, and now that I'm out, they're paying for my college. My wife actually worked her way through a few years of college before she decided she'd rather be in the Marines. In the end, considering how much college costs, a grand spent on a gun probably isn't going to hurt too much on her college fund. Tell her to get a part time job while she's in school and she can make that $1,000 herself in short time.

    Also, like others have said, it's easier to beg for forgiveness than to ask for permission. But seriously though, that's probably not a good idea. Don't take that advice, haha.

    Personally though, I've spent a few nights on the couch for various reasons. It ain't that bad. Besides, if you get the AR anyway and she puts you on the couch, you can just sleep with the gun instead. I'd probably sleep better on the couch with an AR than in bed without one.

    I've got it easy, though. My wife (being a Marine) loves black guns - she was asking me for permission to get hers.
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    Actually if you purchase a good black rifle and keep it in really good condition they are a pretty decent investment.
    You should eventually get more for it that you would in interest if the $$$ was socked away in the bank.

    They are not going to get any cheaper and thanks to Quantitative Easing 3 we are headed for a LONG inflationary (possibly Hyper) period where your paper money is going to lose even more value.

    Tell her that I said that you should buy one as an investment.

    Because if any of you more vintage, seasoned, forum members would have purchased 1 OZ Gold Eagles & Canadian Maple Leafs way back when I said: Buy GOLD As An Investment!....you would be $700.00 per OZ. richer today had you put your paper $ into Gold back then.
    But, I won't "rub it in" & say...I told you so.

    Depending on the outcome of this next election I expect that the Daily Spot for Gold may drop down when folks get the false impression that our debt crisis might be solved.
    But, we are pretty much already at the point of no return so that might be a good time to buy/invest in both Black Rifles and some physical Gold.
    Because eventually we are going off the cliff. It's likely unavoidable.

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    We have a senior in HS and I have to think about her college and a 13 yr old in jr high needing her things as well. Just the daily finances of providing for my family is stressfull enough.

    I should add that "college" is not such a great investment anymore. It's seems to be a fantastic way to sock up a mountain high pile of debt with no available jobs and an endless line of students having already graduated with no jobs available.

    Trade School might be a much better option these days because no matter how bad the economy tanks...people will always need qualified plumbers, electricians, roofers, mechanics and refrigeration specialists etc...etc..

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    I'm in the "slush fund" camp where it comes down to how you budget.

    In the earlier stages of my marriage, the wife and I would argue about where money went. She didn't like that I was buying another tool, gun or electronic item and I didn't like the amounts of money she was spending monthly on her hair, scented candles and plethoras of smelly sprays. She is stay at home and I provide financially. I have encouraged the belief that my income is equally hers because A)She is my partner and I chose to share my life with her and B) Because I could not do what I do as well as I do, without her support at home and as my partner.

    With that said, we both work very hard. We are both adults and wish for each other to be happy. To solve are financial disagreements, we created "personal money". She has her own account and I have mine, separate from the general accounts. Each paycheck we both get the same percentage (above and beyond all our expenses and general savings contributions). Now she can buy all the smelly things she wants and her 332nd pair of shoes and I can buy that new 50HP beast of a hammer drill that came out just to hang a picture. It completely removed all the arguing over finances in my marriage and probably was one of the best choices we made. Also, I can buy something for her out of that acct. and she won't know before I give it to her.

    Truthfully though, it seems more like a core issue of trust. Her being anti-gun, she may not really trust that you aren't one of "those gun-nuts" or that most "gun nuts" are really not violent people like painted, but just hobbyist. In a marriage, if you can afford it above and beyond your current obligations, you should be able to buy whatever you want. But before you are able to do that, you may have to work on some issues building that confidence in your marriage first. Every marriage has to work through these types of issues because your different people. If you didn't have issues ever, than you probably have married yourself.
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    You already have guns in the home with presumably no problems occurring, sounds like it's not a money issue, you're spending money on other household member's "wants" not needs already. All that makes it sound like it's nothing more than a control issue. Only one way to deal with that.

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    Money's not an issue... they get what they need and want... For SHTF scenarios you need at least 1 good rifle for each shooter in the family... Time to get A FEW good rifles. I'm with some others, sounds like a control issue. Need I mention you could offer to buy her a few pair of some shoes she's been eye-balling?
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