I explained to her that it was a safety thing.She said she was just gonna sit back at the table I brought while I went down range. I insisted she go down range. She got all steamed,and blurted out "You dont trust me." With that she stormed off.
I don't know your wife, but I would have trusted mine to keep her paws off the shoot'n stuff while I was downrange.
I certainly wouldn't have insisted she go with me after explaining hands off the firearms is the rule if anyone is in front of the firing line.