Originally Posted by ARnoob
I think that carrying one in the house is indeed a good idea. However, my wife is not yet at the point where she feels comfortable enough to do that. I've asked her to take the CCW class with me, but she's not sure yet.
My wife was the same way. It may not have anything to do with "Not being ready, yet." She may be cautious about the class it self. They can be VERY intimidation especially if she is just getting used to your guns. My wife was that way. NEVER held a gun till we were dating, now she is VERY comfortable with them.
I explained to her that just because you have a CCDW permit, that doesn't REQUIRE you to carry, but you can if you decide to.
See if there are any carry classes for women only in your area. The NRA Women on Target folks can maybe direct you towards one, OR help your local instructor to organize one.
Might make her more comfortable and if like my class, where they ask people to convey their motivation behind getting the permit, she might get an education about the world around her and realize that she might just need it one day.
Beside it is a GREAT place to pick up chics, ........Just kidding.