April 28th, 2013 09:10 AM
Back to owning firearms
Hello from the open carry state of PA. Thirty six years ago I had to give up my guns because my new
wife is deathly afraid of guns. I had been raised with firearms. About three months ago I purchased
a handgun for self protection and to protect all law abiding people. My wife was and is not happy, but
seems to be adjusting. I have not told her I plan to conceal carry the weapon and don't know if I
should. Sometimes it seems to me I should just carry without telling her?
April 28th, 2013 09:11 AM
Welcome from Tennessee.......the "Patron State of Shootin' Stuff!"
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April 28th, 2013 09:12 AM
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April 28th, 2013 09:24 AM
I'm new here also. I open carry and my wifes whole side of the family has a problem with it. My father and brother in law have CCP's. My father-in-law says "A person in a theatre with a gun on their side would make me all nervous and I'd be wondering if he is guna start shooting". Yet if one had one in Aurora what would have been the result?
Originally Posted by meh9988
I am on the fence none the less as I feel open carry is the most declarous way to inform others "Don't tread on me!". "If a cop can do it, why can't I?". I may get one once the whole reciprocity thing is worked out but I do not want to get into that habit only to have it removed when I need it it most.
April 28th, 2013 09:32 AM
I am new to guns. Married 41 years. She is not a gun lover either. She has fired a 22 rifle on occasion when younger but never a handgun. Its a sore point of me carrying concealed. I opted for the 3speedholster one because of my wife (It's sort of a DON'T ASK, DON'T TELL policy). And two I am retired, living in Houston, TX area. I spend a good deal of time wearing shorts and on occasion Wrangler jeans. I have been wearing my conceal weapon for the past three weeks. I wear it just as the picture shows, slightly above the belt. It has a 9+1(Chambered) i have a 15 round spare mag (.40S&W). so far she hasn't said boo to me.
April 28th, 2013 09:35 AM
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April 28th, 2013 10:03 AM
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April 28th, 2013 10:05 AM
I stopped at "36 years ago I had to give up my guns", you married the wrong women!
J/k, I don't exactly know how I would handle that one - I would be open and upfront about it, but probably try my best to keep it out of her sight and mind. I couldn't imagine trying to completely keeping it hidden from my wife. Best of luck, welcome to the forum.
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April 28th, 2013 10:23 AM
Welcome to the forum from eastern Tennessee.
April 28th, 2013 10:24 AM
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April 28th, 2013 10:39 AM
April 28th, 2013 10:48 AM
Welcome from Southwest Florida.
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April 28th, 2013 10:52 AM
Welcome from Wisconsin! My wife seldom knows when I'm carrying, not that she'd care. Concealed is concealed.
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April 28th, 2013 10:55 AM
Welcome from Fort Worth, Texas.
Best advice I could give you is to be honest with her and tell her what you are going to do and why you are going to do this.
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April 28th, 2013 11:06 AM
You'll work it out.
Absolutely I would carry since your two lives are no less precious outside of your home than they are in it.
Eventually she will understand the logic.
AKA You will defend yourselves inside of your home but, you will relegate yourselves to being unarmed victims out in public?
Somehow...it is BETTER to be killed on the street than not to be killed in your home?
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