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Old 02-17-2017, 02:38 PM   #1
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My wife hates the fact that I love guns. She opposed my buying my Glock up until the moment I left the house on my way to the gun broker.

I was born and raised in the country. I had use of my father's many pistols, revolvers, and long guns since the age of 12. The proximity of our nearest neighbor was measured in football fields.

My wife, contrarily, was born and raised in the city. Houses separated by driveways. Claustrophobic. Lack of sidewalks induced panic attacks.

My idea of the perfect day: Going out hunting with my dog Mickey. Her idea of the perfect day: Going shopping.

You get the picture........................................... ....................................

DOES YOUR FAMILY SUPPORT YOUR LOVE OF FIREARMS OR HAVE (DO) THEY MAKE THINGS DIFFICULT? (IE. MUMBLE INAUDIBLES ON YOUR WAY TO MAKE A FIREARM-RELATED PURCHASE? COLD SHOULDER? ETC.

OR ARE YOU ONE OF THE LUCKY ONES WITH FAMILY PARTICIPATION?
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Tell the Mrs it's just a hobby, no worse or expensive than golf. A LOT cheaper than a mistress, LoL!

My wife tolerates it, doesn't mind, but will periodically employ it as a reason to buy expensive stuff of her own.

She works and makes decent money, so I don't take any exception to her 'needs' to redecorate, etc
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My daughter (a teacher) was very strongly 'anti-gun' until her late 30s.

Several years ago, the sad events of 'school gun violence' prompted a family discussion during which I asked her what she would do if she saw a gun on the ground. Since she had no training, what would she do? Would she touch it? Would she leave it there for someone else to take? If she picked it up, would she do so safely? If it was loaded, how would she 'make it safe'? And, on and on...

Well... I made her mad... and that was the end of the conversation... or so I thought.

A few days later, she approached me and said she wanted to know how to 'make it safe'. I told her that I would teach her, but only if she learned how to safely handle a gun. And, if she agreed, I would take her to the range to teach her the different handguns and long guns that I own. She didn't have to shoot them... just load and unload them... safely.

She agreed.

And, now she's a very good shooter... so are the grandkids.

As an aside, a few years ago, she 'sighted in' a new rifle scope for the husband of one of her friends. She rather enjoyed that!

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Tell the Mrs it's just a hobby, no worse or expensive than golf. A LOT cheaper than a mistress, LoL!

My wife tolerates it, doesn't mind, but will periodically employ it as a reason to buy expensive stuff of her own.

She works and makes decent money, so I don't take any exception to her 'needs' to redecorate, etc
LOL! My wife just invoked my gun purchase to buy a pair of expensive shoes. They must all read from the same playbook: "Things To Bring Up When You Want to Make An Expensive Purchase."
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My daughter (a teacher) was very strongly 'anti-gun' until her late 30s.

Several years ago, the sad events of 'school gun violence' prompted a family discussion during which I asked her what she would do if she saw a gun on the ground. Since she had no training, what would she do? Would she touch it? Would she leave it there for someone else to take? If she picked it up, would she do so safely? If it was loaded, how would she 'make it safe'? And, on and on...

Well... I made her mad... and that was the end of the conversation... or so I thought.

A few days later, she approached me and said she wanted to know how to 'make it safe'. I told her that I would teach her, but only if she learned how to safely handle a gun. And, if she agreed, I would take her to the range to teach her the different handguns and long guns that I own. She didn't have to shoot them... just load and unload them... safely.

She agreed.

And, now she's a very good shooter... so are the grandkids.

As an aside, a few years ago, she 'sighted in' a new rifle scope for the husband of one of her friends. She rather enjoyed that!

Best regards,

Bob
A great story with a great ending. Your daughter is refreshingly agreeable and open to new ideas.
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My wife hates the fact that I love guns. She opposed my buying my Glock up until the moment I left the house on my way to the gun broker.

I was born and raised in the country. I had use of my father's many pistols, revolvers, and long guns since the age of 12. The proximity of our nearest neighbor was measured in football fields.

My wife, contrarily, was born and raised in the city. Houses separated by driveways. Claustrophobic. Lack of sidewalks induced panic attacks.

My idea of the perfect day: Going out hunting with my dog Mickey. Her idea of the perfect day: Going shopping.

You get the picture........................................... ....................................

DOES YOUR FAMILY SUPPORT YOUR LOVE OF FIREARMS OR HAVE (DO) THEY MAKE THINGS DIFFICULT? (IE. MUMBLE INAUDIBLES ON YOUR WAY TO MAKE A FIREARM-RELATED PURCHASE? COLD SHOULDER? ETC.

OR ARE YOU ONE OF THE LUCKY ONES WITH FAMILY PARTICIPATION?
My story is similar. Grew up in the country, closest store was 30 miles away. Raised rabbit beagles with dad, hunted and fished from the time I could walk.
Wife grew up in a city, never held a gun till she met me. I made her come shooting with me when we were 18. Surprisingly she wanted to shoot my 270 first. Set up a target at 100yds and she was cutting bullet holes. From that moment on she's loved guns.
Here's my Valentine's Day gift she got me. She knew I'd been wanting a gen 2 s2k for a while. I guess I'm blessed, she'd rather spend the day at the range then go shopping.
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My story is similar. Grew up in the country, closest store was 30 miles away. Raised rabbit beagles with dad, hunted and fished from the time I could walk.
Wife grew up in a city, never held a gun till she met me. I made her come shooting with me when we were 18. Surprisingly she wanted to shoot my 270 first. Set up a target at 100yds and she was cutting bullet holes. From that moment on she's loved guns.
Here's my Valentine's Day gift she got me. She knew I'd been wanting a gen 2 s2k for a while. I guess I'm blessed, she'd rather spend the day at the range then go shopping.
Lucky guy.....
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Exwife hates guns. It's a constant argument about the kids being around guns. My kids have been shooting since they could hold a gun.

Ex-Girlfriend loves guns. In fact, she took one of mine as her carry weapon. She's gifted me two guns (SIG 1911 Ultra TwoTone and an MPX pistol) in the last year so I'm good. It's going to be warm tomorrow, we plan on taking my kids out shooting.
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My wife has 3 of her own pistols, so, I'm good!
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My family is pro-gun. My wife doesn't have much interest in going target shooting, but my daughters love it. The wife does support me, though; she is comforted by the fact that I have the tools and ability to protect the family.
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