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Old September 26th, 2016, 11:31 AM   #16
 
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No, you're not being paranoid. The world is a dangerous place, and getting more so every day. Now get your wife some training and a lot of practice.



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The old phrase "it's better to have a gun and not need it than to need a gun and not have it" comes to mind. It's a shame that terrible events like this need to happen to make people realize just how unsafe and vulnerable we really are. However, I refuse to allow these events to change my everyday lifestyle.
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The old phrase "it's better to have a gun and not need it than to need a gun and not have it" comes to mind. It's a shame that terrible events like this need to happen to make people realize just how unsafe and vulnerable we really are. However, I refuse to allow these events to change my everyday lifestyle.
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Has she done CC training? That helped my wife be more comfortable. Telling her she could shop for a carry gun & accessories helped, too.
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The latest shooting where five were killed in a Washington state mall may have gotten my wife to finally get serious about carrying her weapon all the time, not just when it is convenient.

Up to this point, I don't think she felt she needed to have a gun with her every time she leaves the house. But when she read that some lunatic went into a mall and started shooting people in a Macy's, she realized that it could happen to her too.

Am I being paranoid or pushy by wanting her to carry every day?
That shooter from the Cascade Mall in Washington literally lived a stones throw away from my house. This FINALLY got my wife to realize what I have been trying to get accross to her for years. This world is a nasty place and it is literally in our own backyard. It's not paranoid, it's being ready to protect yourself and your loved ones.
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Thanks for all the response to my original post.

Update - while my wife was initially concerned about the mall shooting, enough time seems to have passed and she is no longer interested in carrying a firearm. I actually think that when it is time to renew her license, she probably won't go through with it.

There's certainly a downside to this. But there's an upside too. If my wife does not want to carry, then I must do so for her. She's counting on me. And if I'm going to be carrying for two, then I must have more firearms lest I disappoint my wife. So, to make my wife happy, I must buy more guns, right?
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legal ccw impossible in NJ so I use situational awareness and prayer.
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Thanks for all the response to my original post.

Update - while my wife was initially concerned about the mall shooting, enough time seems to have passed and she is no longer interested in carrying a firearm. I actually think that when it is time to renew her license, she probably won't go through with it.

There's certainly a downside to this. But there's an upside too. If my wife does not want to carry, then I must do so for her. She's counting on me. And if I'm going to be carrying for two, then I must have more firearms lest I disappoint my wife. So, to make my wife happy, I must buy more guns, right?
Absolutely. I like the way you reasoned this out.

Besides new guns,, This would also include alot of practice burning ammo at the range,, then of course there is the accessories, extra mags, holsters, different grips, sights, etc.

YUP. Make sure you get the best. Her life is in your hands.

Seriously though, my wife goes back and forth on it. Something scares her, she carrys for a while. When things get quiet, she counts on the fact that I do ALL the time when leaving home, and is even appreciative about it.
She did ask for and receive a biometric pistol safe for beside the bed. And she does keep her CZ Rami and Ruger LCR in there loaded. So its still on her mind.
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Yeah, my old lady is all patronizing, and snickering behind my

back, till we get out in a sticky situation. THEN she's all

"You've got your gun, right? You got the safety off?"



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A picture of Snooki could also be used as a good scare tactic.
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The latest shooting where five were killed in a Washington state mall may have gotten my wife to finally get serious about carrying her weapon all the time, not just when it is convenient.

Up to this point, I don't think she felt she needed to have a gun with her every time she leaves the house. But when she read that some lunatic went into a mall and started shooting people in a Macy's, she realized that it could happen to her too.

Am I being paranoid or pushy by wanting her to carry every day?
Sad that it take a negative event to truly change a person's mind on some issues...glad to hear that it had a effect and that your wife has been able to 'realize' and make a decision regarding her own safety and/or ability to protect herself...not everyone wises up and draws that conclusion.

You are not being 'paranoid' or 'pushy' in wanting her to CC every day...but all one can do is encourage another to do something...until that individual actually wants to do it themselves! People have to take 'ownership' of it!
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