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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 24.38%
My Spouse (significant other) does not currently carry but supports the fact that I do and intends to get their permit eventually 256 23.46%
My Spouse (significant other) does not carry but supports the fact that I do 422 38.68%
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 5.32%
Other (please explain) 38 3.48%
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Old March 3rd, 2012, 11:23 AM   #121
 
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While my wife is not a huge fan of firearms she understands and supports my choice to carry. Deep down I think she likes it but will just never admit it. The other day she actually mentioned something to her mom about getting one herself. She said she was just messing with her but she would have never said that in the past. It would be nice if she did. Then we could spend time together at the range shooting.



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Old March 3rd, 2012, 01:33 PM   #122
 
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A friend of mine started to carry recently. He had grown up around guns/hunting all of his life.
His wife doesn't shoot, but has always been ok with having guns around. She isn't one of those "scared of guns" people, she just doesn't find them enjoyable.
I had an incident in a parking lot recently where I felt something was about to go down (long story), but nothing ended up happening as the perp turned away and left. When I told my friend about the story, his wife said "you guys just need to shop at a different store" (we were at a"safe" store, and like criminals don't travel?) She actually is an intelligent person, but not this time..
Fast forward a few months and now he is carrying.
He decided to carry because he has a little boy of his own and has the right to.
His wife doesn't like him carrying one bit.
One day she is at a target store loading up her vehicle in the parking lot. Just her and their <1 year old son. All of a sudden a car pulls up with teenagers inside and one yells
{TOS violation} your baby" and the car speeds off. Nice right!?
Anyhow it is ok for him to carry now.
Moral of the story? I don't know. But I wish I didn't do stupid things like those teens when I was young.

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Old March 3rd, 2012, 02:45 PM   #123
 
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my wife likes the fact i carry- she wants to but claims not to have the time to get confident enough to carry . she needs to more comfortable with a gun before she will.
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My wife really supports my CCW. Our town has a higher crime rate than normal and she feels more secure knowing that I have a weapon just in case. She has her own pistol (LCP) that she keeps by her chair in the den.Now if I can just talk her into getting her CCW I will be a happy man.
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Old May 22nd, 2012, 07:21 PM   #125
 
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My wife was shocked that I started to carry even though I have been a retail manager for nearly 30 years. But now she fully supports it and has even mentioned going to the range and carrying in the future.
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When I first met my wife, she was very anti-gun but gradually came to tolerate them and even - on rare occasions - would go shooting with me. Even after we were married (23 years ago), she didn't want to carry, but was OK when I did.

What changed all that was - oddly enough - the "Occupy" movement. When she saw how the anarchists and other assorted weirdos were able to take over the city and how the mayor and police were unwilling to stand up to them, she decided to get her own CCW permit and now carries a gun (pretty much) whenever she leaves the house.

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When I first met my wife, she was very anti-gun but gradually came to tolerate them and even - on rare occasions - would go shooting with me. Even after we were married (23 years ago), she didn't want to carry, but was OK when I did.

What changed all that was - oddly enough - the "Occupy" movement. When she saw how the anarchists and other assorted weirdos were able to take over the city and how the mayor and police were unwilling to stand up to them, she decided to get her own CCW permit and now carries a gun (pretty much) whenever she leaves the house.

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You're lucky that your wife was sharp enough to see the writing on the wall instead of waiting too long and having to learn the hard way.
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Old July 2nd, 2012, 01:13 PM   #128
 
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My wife had never shot before we started dating. Now she goes with me more often than not and even has her own .380 to take with.

She doesn't carry yet, but I've been subtly pushing her in that direction and I think since we relocated to the city she's really starting to want to get her permit. I hope that she does, since I'm not always with her. Nothing bad has happened, but she's been creeped out a few times by various people when she was out running errands. I keep reminding her that her gut feeling is probably correct. Hopefully she'll get her permit soon, I know that I'll feel a lot better once she does.
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After me being in Law Enforcement for 40+ years, my wife has always been around my weapons and those of my partners and friends. Last winter, she asked me if I thought she could shoot well enough to qualify for her CCW. I told her that I was confident of her abilities. She took the course, aced the test and scored all 10s on her qualifying. I was even more impressed when she asked to shoot my every day carry gun- a Springfield TRP in .45 ACP. If this woman shoots at some scroat, it's gonna be over quickly for him. She handles the .45 better than she handles a wheel gun. I'm proud of her and I' m thankful for the support. All the members of my family carry and I feel more peace of mind knowing that they do.
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Old August 8th, 2012, 03:31 AM   #130
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Because I'm disabled I can't carry so my wife is more than happy to carry for both of us. I bought her a real nice concealed carry purse for her to use. She carries a 380 which is loaded with Hornady critical defense rounds so should be enough for some good defense.
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I carry, but the wife does not. She is supportive and appreciates my concern for keep us safe. But who knows! She may be convinced to get her CCW down the road!
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If my wife didn't support my passion for firearms collecting, shooting and also the fact that I always legally conceal carry, we wouldn't be together

She plans to get her CC permit as soon as possible.
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Old August 23rd, 2012, 11:58 AM   #134
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My wife works daily dry fire and familiarization on her side arm. When she goes to the range I just stand back and watch the show. No fear. She will soon have her permit and some more training in handgun self defense.
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A friend of mine started to carry recently. He had grown up around guns/hunting all of his life.
His wife doesn't shoot, but has always been ok with having guns around. She isn't one of those "scared of guns" people, she just doesn't find them enjoyable.
I had an incident in a parking lot recently where I felt something was about to go down (long story), but nothing ended up happening as the perp turned away and left. When I told my friend about the story, his wife said "you guys just need to shop at a different store" (we were at a"safe" store, and like criminals don't travel?) She actually is an intelligent person, but not this time..
Fast forward a few months and now he is carrying.
He decided to carry because he has a little boy of his own and has the right to.
His wife doesn't like him carrying one bit.
One day she is at a target store loading up her vehicle in the parking lot. Just her and their <1 year old son. All of a sudden a car pulls up with teenagers inside and one yells {TOS violation} your baby" and the car speeds off. Nice right!?
Anyhow it is ok for him to carry now.
Moral of the story? I don't know. But I wish I didn't do stupid things like those teens when I was young.
Yzingerr, I did stupid things as a teenager but NEVER something so mean. They won't last long acting like that. My wife has always been ok with me carrying a sidearm. We were on our way to work once and had an aggresive pan-handler incident. As the guy was pounding on the window I pulled out the LC9 and installed a mag. He backed off so fast he almost turned inside out. Nuff said. "pencels cause mistakes"? I love it! Ha!

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