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Old 07-02-2013, 01:42 PM   #81
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Jesus. Maybe I should have just kept my mouth shut, but I'm not real good at that on here or out in public. My wife and I are in our 30's, been married 13 years, and I couldn't have a better friend or trouble maker. A good time to us is to intentionally piss off the neighbors or to go to Wal-Mart and yell or carry on a totally inappropriate conversation around total strangers. Police have been called. Good times... Good times. She has her own psychology office in the local area and I manage the largest employer in the area. Neither of us cares. It’s pretty enjoyable.

Maybe I just got stupid lucky. Dunno. The previously posted photo is after two kids. Her and I are both pretty proud of it personally. But anyway, I’ve bought motorcycles, a corvette, and some stupid high dollar guns over the years and I’ve never once asked permission. On the big items previously mentioned…. She didn’t know about them until she saw them for the first time. She didn’t like some of them, but she got over it. She won’t even ride in the Corvette, (and it’s a beautiful car) but I still have it.

I'll just say my piece and leave ya be with the simple words that my old man gave me before I left my first wife at the ripe old age of 21 years old.

“If you have to be concerned with what your wife thinks about what you enjoy or what you want to do for your own improvement, then you need to move the hell on and find a more stable woman.” *no disrespect intended*

Honestly, if you have to pay your wife so you can get what you enjoy, and then come here to find out how to get something else that you want; your original question is better given to a marriage counselor than an internet forum.

Good luck pal.
this.

i was going to type something but this is spot on.

my wife and i have been married for over a decade. if she didnt like guns or gave me a hard time over em we wouldnt be married. guns are a major part of my life.

part of my dating scheme was on the very first date show the girl my desert eagle 50AE or 44Mag. if she screamed yelled and ran i know there was nothing there.

on our very first date my wife looked at the Desert Eagle and said oh cool!!! can i hold it??? we havent been apart since and i gave her the DE on the day we got married.
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Get an Ak,,,,she will approve of the cheap price per round

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DEEP IN THE DNA OF MAN EXISTS A KILLER GENE
A miniaturized shotgun effect is generated through this ingenious design. Ordinary table salt is utilized as a lethal projectile with accuracy range of within 3 feet. Bugs will remain whole for easy clean up.

NO LICENSES, NO LIMITS, NO BATTERIES
Insect hunting as sport has entered the 21st century with this fun, new non-toxic device.

INSTRUCTIONS
1.Lift LOADER CAP and pour in ordinary granulated table salt (Holds about 50 shots).
2.SLIDE COCKING HANDLE towards you and push away towards barrel of gun. This action will activate AUTO-SAFETY and POP-UP SIGHT will appear, indicating gun is ready to fire!
3.Release AUTO-SAFETY by clicking towards you.
4.Aim at target and fire!
FEATURES
Non-Toxic
No batteries
Extremely inexpensive to use
Excellent for flies on windows
Excellent for bugs on ceilings and in corners
Fun—Say goodbye to insect intruders

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A-salt weapon. LMAO!
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I like the 10-22 and the mini idea. Then add a stock in front of her eyes and watch her jaw drop. im guessing she will good and ready to talk then.
I would also get her shooting both and hopefully she will fall in love before you unleash the evil stock lol

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I have been married once before for a considerable amount of time and was single for 19 years. Then I met a peach of a lady.
The first wife was a little bit of a controlling person since she got it honest from her mother who controlled he poor dad like a mother! Although she had a little controling personality, that was not the main reason she was. We all want things but the main issue is called the budget. And the cost of life in general, raising the children and all. Just could not afford a lot of things we wanted. I agree with what some have refered to here. The difference here boils down to when one or both make money and the bills and responsibilities are met with a little in the bank for unexpected expenses that we all know pops up from time to time. There should be no reason that any party can not purchase things they want with in reason with thier extra income! The problem comes when people get married too soon without allowing time to tell the "Real Personality" of an idividual before making the big step! Hence some of the controlling and bad situations mentioned here ocurrs. So I met my present wife and we dated for years, now married 5 years. She is my best friend for years and companion resulting in what I have little doubt being my lifetime partner. She does not care, or make negative comments at all when I want a new gun or other items. And I do not care what she purchases as long as we both have extra money to buy it. But, the barter and trade issue will not ever happen in my lifetime. This is not at all about budget it is about contrl! To me it is almost like a hostage and depressing hostile enviornment. I do not need a parent I have a wife, partner and friend! Life is realy great this go around! I think both parties should certainly be reasonable, but men need to act like men not like children with a parent. I am one lucky guy! I do think however, if you get her involved with shooting things will change and also regarding your AR Rifle purchase! Good Luck!

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OR...... honor your wife's opinion and wait to see if she softens. No one here can know if she says no because of finances, fear... or any other good reason.

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Just take her out for the day - to a three gun match as spectators, then over a nice dinner at a nice restaurant ask her how she thinks you would do in one of those matches??

If that doesn't work you could always buy her flowers, when she asks what you are up to, just say you want to spend more time with her if she got into shooting.

BS - Works, she married you didn't she. (LOL)

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Ok so I just bought a Ruger LCP to carry everyday. I spent about $500 for it with all the accessories. In order to please the wife I gave her $500 so she could go shopping. She seemed to like the idea and went with it. Now I really want to buy an AR-15 so I told her I would give her the same amount it costs me to buy it. She said no cause she doesn't want an assault rifle in the house. How can I convince her to let me get one?
Show her this...


and this...




Then tell her, I get one, you get one, you choose which
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Ok so I just bought a Ruger LCP to carry everyday. I spent about $500 for it with all the accessories. In order to please the wife I gave her $500 so she could go shopping. She seemed to like the idea and went with it. Now I really want to buy an AR-15 so I told her I would give her the same amount it costs me to buy it. She said no cause she doesn't want an assault rifle in the house. How can I convince her to let me get one?
Graniteman, others have pointed out that partners, that is what you and your wife are, respect each other's wishes and do not give ultimatums. I am in 100% agreement with this, but i will keep my mouth shut about saying what others have already said, better than I can. However, consider what i am posting below.

In 1997, I married my first wife. When we met, I had been hunting for 6 years, and between on and off road, I had been riding motorcycles for over a decade. During my first marriage, I routinely got my azz chewed for buying "another effing gun" on a couple of occasions. I tried the asking permission thing, and all I ever got was NO! I bought and built my "93 Heritage Softtail as a basket case for $1800, and got the same results. fast forward to the last year we were together, I laid down my Yamaha XS 1100, and she told me that if I didn't sell it, se would leave. I told her I would help her pack. Six months later, she moved out, pregnant with someone else's child. Not saying this would happen to you, but it could.

Giving ultimatums is a HUGE RED FLAG. Having to bargain and beg to get what you want is another one. I will agree with taking her to the range, and having her participate in a build with you, but before you do that both of you need to evaluate youe relationship, and possiblely both go to couples counseling. As others have said, marriage is a partnership, but I feel the need to ad a caveat to that fact. The only way for that partnership to work is if BOTH parties are willing to give 100% for the other. I have been with my current wife for the last 11 years, 7 of it as husband and wife. Neither she or I have ever given an ultimatum to the other. We have had our disagreements, every couple does. I will admit that we ask each other and discus purchases over $350, but the closest to no either of us has come is "Not right now, we need the money for something else." If the money is there and we both agree, we go out and get it. If not, we wait.

As I said, I am not trying to say your marriage is in trouble, but if things keep going the way they are, it could be. I would put the AR on the back burner, and have a heart to heart with your wife. There are problems there that need to be addressed and fixed before they cost you both your happiness. Get on fixing them now, before they get to a point where they can't be fixed.
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