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    She knows, Kelcarry, she knows...

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    Hey JJFlash: I gotta laugh at your response. I told her that the Ruger 22 is on loan from a neighbor and she smiled. She asked me how many guns I have and I asked her if that includes the shotgun and she smiled. When I got the shotgun thru a contest (which is the truth) she smiled. I told her I had 3 guns and she smiled. I told her I was taking the CCWP course so I could "learn" all about gun handling and she smiled. I now know for sure that 5 guns will not surprise her and that THIS IS ALL ABOUT JEWELRY

  4. #53
    Yup, sounds like she's gotcha by the short hairs. They are hard to fool, aren't they? Ahhh...that's ok, I bet she's a good woman and probably deserves a little jewelery.

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    I got back from my CHL class and my wife asks "This doesn't mean you're going to carry all the time does it?"

    I responded, "No. I just wanted another picture of myself in my wallet."

    She gave me "the look", so I gave her a more appropriate answer, "I didn't spend all this time and money just to leave my pistol in the safe."

    Turns out she didn't like either answer.

    I had to remind her that a CHL wasn't a license to go around shooting people whenever I wanted to, but was in fact so that I could keep people from doing that to me (and her). I then told her to get a CHL so she could legally carry when she felt the need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aggressive1 View Post
    How do I get my wife to stop saying...."you don't need to take THAT" or "why do you still have THAT on?"
    She was supportive of me buying the firearm and supportive of me getting my CWP, but now that I have it she wants to me leave it at home unless I am going to "a bad neighborhood" or going to the office early or late.
    I must be some kinda lucky... My S&W 357 Mag belonged to my wife's brother and was given to me as a gift when he left for FL. I still have it and will never part with it. My wife is going to take her firearms safety class for certification and then apply for her Class A LTC here in MA. She's not sure if she’ll carry, but she has not given me any grief...

    Just have to be yourself and keep doing it. At some point in time she will realize you are still the wonderful person she married (I don't know you at all, but I'm sure she would agree that there was a good reason she choose you). When some time has past and you are still you, she will notice that "it" hasn't changed you... With that typed... Keep at it... Never loose site of who you are… You made the effort to obtain the “Right to” you must feel it strongly… She should appreciate your resolve and respect it…
    You can give peace a chance alright..

    I'll seek cover in case it goes badly..

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    Gotta luv the comments by my fellow posters. I can tell you, based on my experience as I have said in previous posts---IT'S ALL ABOUT JEWELRY. As soon as my wife gets that something special on our November cruise, my guns and my CCWP will be OK.

  8. Small steps...

    The saga continues. The other day, out walking the dog late one evening, the Missus came up for a hug and bumped hard into my Beretta. She said, you don't have your gun out here, do you?" sort of like an accusation.

    I told her, again, that yes i am carrying. I said I hope i never need it, i hope i die of old age and never even have to clear leather in anger. Then i told her about the sheeple, and the wolves. And how there have always been wolves, and how the wolves are nastier today than ever. Then i said, "I think of myself as a sheepdog", laying low and mellow but with enough teeth to be a protector if/when necessary. I thought it was pretty good, even though I borrowed the lines. She shocked me when she said, "I get it". A little at a time seems to work for her.

    She'll be at the range with me one of these days, i hope. Until then, i'll carry as discreetly as possible and be content walking through life as a sheepdog.
    "Laws that forbid the carrying of arms ... make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants ... for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man." - Thomas Jefferson

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    My wife was raised in a strong hunting and gun culture, so this was never really an issue for me. She used to roll her eyes a bit, like: "you really think you're gonna need that?". But, she's never bitched about the number of weapons I have or that I carry.

    I cinched the deal last spring when I took her on a "Vegas vacation". We never set foot in a casino but spent the entire week at Frontsight in a defensive handgun course. Kinda funny, at first, when she said "you know, some people go on vacation and lay on beaches with little umbrellas in their drinks. But nooo, not us, you stick us in a bootcamp in the middle of the desert!". By the third day, she was having a blast (literally).

    When we got home, she kept asking when her gun was gonna arrive. Yesterday, she was excited: "my holster is here!". She also now has 2 concealed carry permits.

    So, there ya go, guys, take 'em to Vegas!

    On the other hand, jewelery might work. Kelcarry will have to let us know.

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    Bring them to the range and let em chuck lead for a while. Then stop off at the Jeweler’s... then go home and... Insert romantic encounter here_____________________. All will be right with the world...
    You can give peace a chance alright..

    I'll seek cover in case it goes badly..

  11. #60
    Involve her.

    As several are saying, get her to shop for her own gun and make range trips into family affairs. My wife has been shopping for her own carry weapon and is thinking about a Stoeger after finding out the K&K she liked was "just" a plastic gun. Never thought my wife would be discussing polymer frame versus alloys over an IHOP breakfast, go figure.

    Since she expects to carry in her purse (working on that) I told her she may end up carrying spare mags and a BUG or two (Shhh, it's a strategy to get the gun into a belt holster!)

    She finally asked the other day if there really were holsters for women that would not require her to OC (she expects a OWB holster will be off-balance and clash with her clothes) and, for now I'm thinking she can shop for one of each type (CC and OC).

    Love, friendship, romance....and backup. Who could ask for anything more?
    Reality, DEAL with IT!

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