My best friend who I work with has started down the road to being a gun guy. He had an M-1 Carbine that his Dad had given him but he hadn't shot much. His wife is not a fan of guns and he didn't think he was really either.
After 2 years of hearing me talk about guns and shooting with some of the other guys I work with (and a few of the women too) he decided he wants to buy his first handgun. He bought a Stoeger Cougar and we went shooting. He did good for a first timer and he had a very good time. I kind of thought he might be hooked and turns out he is. He has caught the gun bug.
He now has the Cougar, the M-1 Carbine and he told me today he has a list of the next 2 or 3 handguns he wants to buy. He says his wife has decided I am a very bad influence on him.
He has tried to get the wife to go shooting but so far it's a no go. He says wants to sign up to take the class to get his carry permit in a few weeks.
I'm happy to see him take the steps needed to protect his and his wifes lives even if she doesn't seem too happy about it right now. But, with time, she may come around like a lot of the members on here have had their wives see the light so to speak.
Until then, I am sure she will continue to think of me as the caveman he works with. That's OK with me.