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Ok, the wife is not happy. Well sort of. She does not, in her infinite wisdom, believe that it is morally or ethically right to have a pistol, rifle, or shotgun for each and every situation under the sun. I on the other hand, think of them more as tools that have a specific purpose in life (other than just being plain fun). I mean, I've seen her beat a pair of my pliers half to death...

Unfortunately for me, she has seen the old saw about "one man with one gun" in some old book on the bookshelf and likes to throw that out there anytime I'm trying to add to my toolbox so to speak. She forgets that she no longer hunts squirrel with a Rem 1100 and now uses the scoped 597.

Someone please help me with a solid argument that yes, it is indeed proper and required to have the correct rifle, pistol or shotgun for the job at hand. Or at least tell me how you did it. And you can't steal from Gene Hill, because she's already read that too. Oh, and it'd be nice to have this before the ATF sends the stamp for the new suppressor.

Thank you all in advance for your wisdom
 

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you collect firearms, your better half collects books (or what ever)

other than that.... watch out for them devorse papers, can't win a argument with a woman....
 
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Way to little information to tell you a good answer.

My wife lives in LALA land, in other words she in in denial about any possible economic collapse or social unrest. So if I was to take family funds to prep she would probably have a cow.

Fortunately for me (and her though she doesn't know it) I use my eBay and Amazon selling to fund my preps so it doesn't affect the "checking account"

My suggestion is get a alternate revenue stream and use that to get ur guns and ammo, problem solved.

Since I don't know the specifics, a lot of people go gun-heavy just because its fun, maybe that is the problem also.

Good Luck
 

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how many pair of shoes does she have how many purses, belts, scarves ect. Now explain to her that shoes purses and belts do not appreciate in value guns do if she doesnt go for that tell her to pick out her favorite pair of shoes and the rest you will gladly donate to goodwill
 

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My first wife's brother in law (the first wife and I are obviously divorced, but he is still my brother) is a type-A type. He is a retired full-bull colonel; he flew a Blackhawk across the line the first minute after the the U.S. went into Iraq in the first war. He is also a sure-enough brainiac; a genius who did some really deep, highly classified thinking for the Army.
His wife, my first wife's sister (still my little sister, damn the first wife) is a little bitty girl. He could snap her little neck without even as much an uptick in pulse or blood pressure.

He is still not allowed to have a handgun.

If he can't figure out how to convince a woman the importance of a weapon, there is no way in this universe I could give you any advice.
 

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Ohhhhhh, I can see this is gonna be tough....

I tried the shoes angle, Gunner, "That is fashion..." God knows I'm at a serious disadvantage there.

She only has one purse... Damn thing is heavier than my ruck. Doesn't contain anything nearly as useful either, but doesn't help my argument any.

It's not that she's anti-gun, she just doesn't think we really need any more. And she shoots every weekend at least! Something is wrong with her and I've got to help her.
 

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My parents lived their whole lives based off of what they NEEDED not what they wanted.

You don't need to go to the movies. You don't need to go to the creek. You don't need to get a what ever. Everything had to have a direct need. And when I lived under their roof and on their dime, that was fine. But now I'm a grown-ass man with my own family - And I'll do what ever pleases me. Life is too short to live by needs alone. You have to indulge the wants occasionally. That's what our country is all about.

In Communist Russia - you don't need Quilted Northern Toilet Paper. Everyone stands in line for their ration of government processed shitty toilet paper, because that's all you NEED.

In Capitalist America - we have 87 different brands of TP because that what we want. Find the one that makes you happy. No you don't need Quilted Northern, You need that Scott Sheet 2000 roll that lasts for ever, never breaks down in a septic tank and has bits of raw bark in it. But if you want to pay 33 cents a roll more, you get Quilted Northern.

So - Do you need a gun for every situation? No. The pioneers had one gun for every situation. It was a black powder musket or Kentucky Rifle and compared to your most inexpensive weapon it sucks. You will never win the need argument because A. You don't have a leg to stand on and B. you are trying to argue a loosing position with a woman.

You need to convince her that if need were the only justification, she should sell her jewelry and move to Cuba where people like her can embrace the suck that is Communism / Socialisim. Needs got nuthin to do with it. Want and a constitution are all the justification you need.
 

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Back in the boom days of the economy I used to get quarterly profit sharing bonuses. I made it understood that while the majority of my paycheck goes into the household account, those bonuses were completely mine to do with as I pleased.
It pleased me to buy guns and ammo.
My wife has never seen all my guns in one place at the same time and has no idea how many I own.
She has her own 38 Special and 20 ga pump, and she's happy with that.
 

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I wouldn't do well in some situations. if I want something I get it. because I can and its my money. my bills are paid I have a small savings. I like guns I like ammo, I like shoes and make up and prepps and road trips. there's enough for me to support myself, be generous with my friends and kids and get a new piece or 2 or 3 every month.
 

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I can't say that you shouldn't do it. I always have things to spend money on and so does my wife. If we can't afford both it is easier for me to say "NO" to me than it is to say it to her. I have been spending most of our "disposable income" on the two out buildings that I am putting up. and when they are done I will be spending it on her. She is the hardest working woman I have ever seen and my pride in her is nearly sinful but she takes good care of me and I give her what she needs to feel good.
 

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Wow! that's not something you see everyday... It is nice to have a supportive spouse. That's why I have to say "NO" to myself so often, my wife would let me spend all the money on myself.
 

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Wow! that's not something you see everyday... It is nice to have a supportive spouse. That's why I have to say "NO" to myself so often, my wife would let me spend all the money on myself.
MG can turn and burn a gun so fast and usually bring in a pretty nice profit. He is a master gunsmith and get just about any gun in working condition. I praise is efforts. He also knows how to take care of his family. It's an investment.
 

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MG can turn and burn a gun so fast and usually bring in a pretty nice profit. He is a master gunsmith and get just about any gun in working condition. I praise is efforts. He also knows how to take care of his family. It's an investment.
Nurseholly,
I wish you both many more happy years.
 
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