Originally Posted by txpossum
I think my wife's tolerance of my gun habit stems from the fact that, if it ever came to a choice between her and my guns, she's not real sure how she would come out.
Reminds of the time I brought home my first handgun... wife new I was buying a gun... knew I was buying a .45... but must have "assumed" is was a long gun because when I came home totting a small blue plastic case with "COLT" stamped across the face... she said... "What is THAT!"
I opened the case and said... "My new GUN"
She said... "I WILL NOT HAVE A HANDGUN IN MY HOME"
Without looking up I replied... "Well, your Mother is 2 hours south... you have a nice trip".
She immediately stopped making dinner... stormed into our bedroom... locked the door... and did not reemerge for about 2 hours.
Durring that time I loaded up our little ones and took em to McDonalds for supper.
When we got home she was back in the kitchen and never brought it up again...
Cost me a meal but 21 years and about the same number of guns later... those 2 Happy Meals turned out to be "money well spent".
...and yes...same boat... with the benifit of earning nice side and bonus funds that are NOT a part of our "family budget"...