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Old 02-25-2010, 04:12 PM   #11
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You might try enrolling her in a self-defense class, geared towards women. Specially if they teach self defense in a home scenario or if she is by herself. The reason being, most of those types of classes will introduce the students to options for self defense - (ie - weapons). Although the classes we taught, we got down to the basics of empty hand. But, we did teach quite a bit about being 'armed', what types of things you could be armed with, etc. The classes normally included a trip to the range, where they got a firearm's safety class, and first hand experience with loading/unloading, clearing jams, aiming, gun control, and firing several different types of firearms, from .22's to 12ga. While some did not like that particular part of the class, other's were very interested. So it's hit and miss. But we did find that involving a few women trainers helped quite a bit, as they could relate to some of the fears better than a male. We also changed the classes a bit, by bringing in guest speakers (victims of violent crime), who made a huge difference. It was expected, but not to the extent, that it changed the attitudes in the classes. I think gun sales and CCW's went up quite a bit after that class. But to be fair, so did the sales of pepper sprays, stun guns, etc.

You might try your local PD, to see if they offer classes like that. Or some of the women's leagues, local gun ranges, etc.

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Chip:

Run her off.

What will be the next thing that is a "it's me or (fill in the blank)". When one person absolutely will not compromise in a relationship, that relatonship will not last long.

Get out now before it becomes too expensive!
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We are planning on a camping trip this summer where I have talked about fishing some of our meals and she isnt upset by that. I have also been talking to her and she seems ok with the idea of me having one if i rent a locker at a local range and keep it there. Her ex was a absolute Di*k to her and cheated and minorly abused her so i think that she is afraid that if I have a gun, then if we fight i would use it violently, which i would never do. She also doesn't like that I carry a folding knife on my pocket, but she is getting use to it. I think I might be able to make this work. I dont think that running her away is the answer tho, in a relationship you have to reason and work things out.
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in a relationship you have to reason and work things out.
She has to use reason, too.
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She has to use reason, too.
Reason...Woman

Mutually exclusive terms often times.
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Mutually exclusive terms often times.
I can't believe I posted that! I hope a few people get a laugh out of it, because it's too late to edit it now!
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Dave, as a married man, I understand completely.
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You are a single man. Get the gun, see what happens.

Personally, if someone gives me an ultimatum like that, I do it. Not for spite, but to keep my dignity, which she apparently doesn't want you to have either.
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Wait, we're not all like that!!

Well, except when it comes to motorcycles, that it. But I didn't actually tell Scubie that he couldn't have a motorcycle. I only said that he could have a motorcycle or me, not both at the same time. His choice. If he had had one before we were married, that would have been different.
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Wait, we're not all like that!!

Well, except when it comes to motorcycles, that it. But I didn't actually tell Scubie that he couldn't have a motorcycle. I only said that he could have a motorcycle or me, not both at the same time. His choice. If he had had one before we were married, that would have been different.
Hence the "often times" part. There are a few good ones out there. The others do not interest me in the least.
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