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bkace4 02-17-2012 10:36 AM

Irony
 
A few days ago, I had just returned home from the local gun shop after looking around for a piece for my wife to carry. I've been trying to convince her to get her CCW. She wasn't opposed to the idea, just a bit hesitant. Well, after I talked to her about what I learned from the man at the store, she said she had to run to the store to get some groceries and what not. About 45 min. later I get a phone call from her and she's frantic. Apparently, while in the store, a man started to follower her. At first she didn't think anything of it, but when she went into the baby section to look for a gift for her sister, she realized the man was trying to get closer to her cart and kept watching her. She started to panic a bit, but kept shopping. After several minutes, it was obvious to her that this man was trying to get close enough to take her purse when she wasn't watching. She quickly left and went into an area with more people. When she moved into a more crowded area, another man approached her and started asking her all kinds of questions and getting personal with her. Now she was really panicking. He claimed to be new to the area and was looking for information on this and that. She tried to be brief and let him know she was not in the mood to talk. He left and then a few minutes later, as she was heading to the check out line, he approached her again and this time asked her out for dinner. She about flipped. She instantly called me and said she was afraid to leave the store. She told me what happened and so I told her to wait while I called my cousin, whom I knew was on his way home from work and thought he might be able to swing by the store and escort her out. No answer, so I called her back and stayed on the line while she walked out of the car. I told her to wait until she saw a small crowd leave and to go with them. She made it home safely. When she did get home, she instantly wanted to talk CCW. She was floored that this happened and now understood where I was coming from and is 100% behind me. She wants to start going to the range and learn to shoot my 9mm and we are now in the market for getting her something she can carry in her purse. In the meantime she wants me to get her some pepperspray and a taser.
The bad news in all of this is, now I have to clean up my act and be on my best behavior..:D

I was so pissed at first and wanted to go back into the store to find these guys, but on the other hand, once I knew she was safe and she understood what I was trying to tell her, I was glad she came to that awareness.

Sorry all for the long post. Had to get that out.

NOVA 02-17-2012 12:20 PM

I cannot help but wonder what is it about your wife that attracted two men inside the same store. Does she dress in provocative attire?

You did not ask for advice, but have you considered you and your wife taking self defense courses? I suggest this as a way of getting training on not only how to handle potentially dangerous people, but also how to avoid getting into a dangerous situatuion in the first place.

rugerjazzkohai 02-17-2012 12:28 PM

Glad she is ok. I'll pass on the same words my friend gave me about my wife..."you're wife is cute so don't get mad and blast every guy who asks her out.". In your case, tell ur wife that a ccw is not the way to turn down a date. All kidding aside it's good to know that she is understanding of a ccw but sad that it took her to be scared before accepting that there are bad people out there. My wife is getting her ccw tomorrow with the sheriffs department that is more based on shooting than on on class time. My ccw was a joke...they had me fire a 22 five times and had me watch a video of a lawyer for two hours. From what my brother tells me about the sheriffs class is that it is an hour lecture of real life scenarios then two hours of range. My wife is not only joining me at the range every other week but now can clear and strip her gun in a malfunction. For her birthday she wants her Glock 19 refinished pink...if the bad guy doesnt die from her shot, he will do to laughter.

jimogden1984 02-17-2012 01:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bkace4
After several minutes, it was obvious to her that this man was trying to get close enough to take her purse when she wasn't watching.

She might want to consider keeping it in her waste. You don't want someone getting her purse and her gun too

NOVA 02-17-2012 04:02 PM

If she keeps it in her waste NO ONE will want to touch it. However, keeping it closer to her waist might be a good idea.

jimogden1984 02-17-2012 05:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NOVA
If she keeps it in her waste NO ONE will want to touch it. However, keeping it closer to her waist might be a good idea.

Ya, that's what I meant haha

MrWray 02-17-2012 05:42 PM

Anymore its almost impossible to sense what a person's intentions are. Maybe it was just a normal guy attracted to your wife, or it could have been a sexual predator waiting for the right opportunity to strike. My advice, if a situation like that is to occur again she could talk loudly and clearly and say "WOULD YOU PLEASE STOP FOLLOWING ME". that way other people will hear her and it will draw unwanted attention to the guy. I agree that if she gets a CCW,she should keep the gun on her person. I know that alot of women dont want to carry on their person because they dont like the fact of having to dress around the gun. I am not an advocate of women keeping their CCW inside their purse. A purse is a loose article and is easily snatched or able to be knocked away. I watch my wife all the time, when we are at the store she will put her purse in the shopping cart and will sometimes walk away to look at something if im standing there, that is "no bueno". Just make sure that whatever she chooses to do, she keeps her CCW close to her at all times....good luck with everything

boatme98 02-17-2012 09:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bkace4 (Post 711381)
A few days ago, I had just returned home from the local gun shop after looking around for a piece for my wife to carry. I've been trying to convince her to get her CCW. She wasn't opposed to the idea, just a bit hesitant. Well, after I talked to her about what I learned from the man at the store, she said she had to run to the store to get some groceries and what not. About 45 min. later I get a phone call from her and she's frantic. Apparently, while in the store, a man started to follower her. At first she didn't think anything of it, but when she went into the baby section to look for a gift for her sister, she realized the man was trying to get closer to her cart and kept watching her. She started to panic a bit, but kept shopping. After several minutes, it was obvious to her that this man was trying to get close enough to take her purse when she wasn't watching. She quickly left and went into an area with more people. When she moved into a more crowded area, another man approached her and started asking her all kinds of questions and getting personal with her. Now she was really panicking. He claimed to be new to the area and was looking for information on this and that. She tried to be brief and let him know she was not in the mood to talk. He left and then a few minutes later, as she was heading to the check out line, he approached her again and this time asked her out for dinner. She about flipped. She instantly called me and said she was afraid to leave the store. She told me what happened and so I told her to wait while I called my cousin, whom I knew was on his way home from work and thought he might be able to swing by the store and escort her out. No answer, so I called her back and stayed on the line while she walked out of the car. I told her to wait until she saw a small crowd leave and to go with them. She made it home safely. When she did get home, she instantly wanted to talk CCW. She was floored that this happened and now understood where I was coming from and is 100% behind me. She wants to start going to the range and learn to shoot my 9mm and we are now in the market for getting her something she can carry in her purse. In the meantime she wants me to get her some pepperspray and a taser.
The bad news in all of this is, now I have to clean up my act and be on my best behavior..:D

I was so pissed at first and wanted to go back into the store to find these guys, but on the other hand, once I knew she was safe and she understood what I was trying to tell her, I was glad she came to that awareness.

Sorry all for the long post. Had to get that out.


Boy, I bet that took some work to set up!


Seriously though, I'm glad she's ok. Good job watching out.

rigjumpr 02-17-2012 09:12 PM

Nothing against your wife, but it amazes me that it would take that kind of experience to convince her to come over to the concealed carry frame of mind. I glad she is ok.

chazzy 02-17-2012 09:37 PM

Sometimes people need a "nudge" to head in the right direction....thank god she is alright. She wasnt against the idea, just couldn't "pull the trigger" to go for her permit. Now she is more than willing to get her cc permit. She made the tight choice. Good luck


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