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View Poll Results: How Does Your Spouse (significant other) Feel About Concealed Carry?
My Spouse (significant other) carries as well 266 24.36%
My Spouse (significant other) does not currently carry but supports the fact that I do and intends to get their permit eventually 256 23.44%
My Spouse (significant other) does not carry but supports the fact that I do 423 38.74%
My Spouse (significant other) does not carry and does not support the fact that I do 51 4.67%
My Spouse (significant other) would prefer that I not shoot or have guns 58 5.31%
Other (please explain) 38 3.48%
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Old December 2nd, 2010, 08:15 AM   #16
 
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My girlfriend didn't like me having a loaded shotgun in the bedroom until the night she thought someone was trying to break in. Then all I heard was, "Where is your shotgun?!?!" and it hasn't been an issue ever since. Funny how that works.



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Old December 2nd, 2010, 11:11 AM   #17
 
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To explain my "other" vote: my wife (and daughter and both sons) all have their carry permits. My wife and daughter don't actually carry. My older son needs a pocket gun to be able to comfortably carry in his (now) required work wardrobe. My younger son carries on the job (open) as a guardian of our nation's borders. I carry when not at work (not "allowed"), and sometimes at work as well. Concealed is concealed, after all!
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I voted "Other" because neither of us have a CC permit, but my wife supports the idea and is planning on getting hers soon. My wife grew up around guns, probably moreso than I did. She always reminds me to put my Glock 22 in the truck if we're traveling or going to a dangerous area, and I just got her an LCR that she intends to purse carry once we get the extra $200 bucks for the proper permits... Then I may be the only guy on here whose wife CCs and the husband doesn't!! (Darlin, Save ME!!) ha ha
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Old December 2nd, 2010, 12:27 PM   #19
 
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My wife knows that I can carry (and most of the time I do) but I believe that she's a bit uncomfortable with the idea. Given that fact, I don't broadcast the fact that I carry to anyone including her. In a pinch, if things were to come down to brass tacks, I have no doubt that she'd be appreciative that I did what I had to do.
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Last week a woman and her two kids were cross country skiing in a Mpls. park. Four feral youths robbed them (of nothing) at gun point, then sexually assaulted the mom after pulling her ski pants down while searching for loot. Mom started resiting when they made moves to sexually assault the 10-year-old daughter and assaulted her younger son.

The animals then left and abducted two girls in an alley (16/18 YOA) and began to sexually assault them in a garage. The cops tracked them to that location and arrested them.

Don't mean to get off topic, but I wonder what impact this incident might have on spousal concealed (or open) carry on those otherwise against it? I know nothing about the victims and wish them well. Their honest views on this topic would be quite interesting ...

It was wisely said earlier that it's the spouses' decision to make. However, this horrible story should even convert Sarah Brady.

ps. They had a candlelight vigil last night to "take back the park." Didn't look like many NRA supporters there ... I hope they feel safer.

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Pardon the thread drift gents, but I sometimes tell the story of the night I went out across the street to confront the thugs trying to gang rape a young lady at the bus stop. We lived less than 5 blocks from that park.

Getting back on topic, living in that neighborhood definitely made the difference with my wife transitioning from Chicago-born Anti, to "I don't want to carry but I am happy that you do". Drive-bys and murders within blocks were not rare.
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My old lady accepts that i CC everyday and she will get her CC licnese maybe next year.

the only problem that she complains abt is i like to buy too many guns
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It was wisely said earlier that it's the spouses' decision to make. However, this horrible story should even convert Sarah Brady.
JAS ... While it would be nice to think that gun grabbers would be changed by this story, the likelihood is that our lib friends would read this story and only see that these fine young men were only turned into rapists because they found an evil gun.

No matter how strong the facts are (in study after study) that demonstrate that more guns in the hands of law abiding citizens = less crime, the vast majority of gun grabbers out there aren't interested.
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Old December 2nd, 2010, 06:55 PM   #23
 
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My wife did not want me to get guns but then warmed up to the fact. She did not want me to carry all the time but now supports the fact that I do. She once mentioned getting her CC but has not really brought it up since. It was more that she wanted to take the class with me but could not get in because of plans she had. I took her shooting this summer and she had a great time. She had a bad relationship with her dad and he was big on guns and hunting. So that is why she did not want me to at first.
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I consider myself very fortunate that my wife enjoys shooting, has always supported my decision to carry and while she hasn't taken the steps to get her permit yet, I think 2011 will be the year as she has decided that her Christmas present will be a M&P9c.
We picked up her new M&P9c yesterday and she has already mastered the field strip and has the smallest grip insert installed (which fits her hands perfectly). It's all set to go for our next range trip (a range report with pics will be forthcoming )
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Wife and I have been together for over 30 years. She has known of my interest in shooting both the long gun and the hand gun. She used to go hunting with me when we first got married. However she has no interest in shooting. I never did more than ask if she wanted to learn.

As to the question at hand - she bought me the current CC weapon I carry and encouraged me when I wanted to get my CCW. She says she takes comfort that I am armed and ready to protect her. Her attitude is that she would never pull a trigger to harm another so why carry. I agree.

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My whole family knows I carry, My Mother is the only one who does not like it. She was a nurse for many years and has seen the results of a gun fight.
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My wife, and family know I CC. They have no problem with it, and my wife likes the fact that I am prepared to defend ourselves. Sometimes she lets me CC her SP101, gotta love that.
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My wife doesn't really support the fact that I carry. She thinks I am going through some sort of mid life crisis because I never owned a hand gun until I was 40. Unfortunatelly something really bad is going to have to happen to our family before she ever comes around. Can't get her to go with me to the range or even pick up a gun for that matter. I guess we need to go to some sort of gun counciling.

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My wife is fine with hunting and range, and will occasionally accompany me. But she thinks handgun carry is silly and would prefer I don't.
I just got my CCW permit, but don't have a suitable weapon yet. I plan on going to a course also at time of purchase.
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My wife is fine with hunting and range, and will occasionally accompany me. But she thinks handgun carry is silly and would prefer I don't.
I just got my CCW permit, but don't have a suitable weapon yet. I plan on going to a course also at time of purchase.
I remember you stated, you moved out of Jersey. I guess that's how you got a CCW. Good for you, and be safe.
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