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Originally Posted by quiller333
. . . . I came up with a solution inspired by some comments here about the right to self-protect. It's a compromise that is far from perfect but one she can live with. I will buy the lcr but will not carry when we are out together.
I can almost hear some of you saying, "That's crazy, man! You buy the gun you carry it all the time." Well, yes. But one thing at a time. Own it and then by and by I will see if I can get her to come around.
Yes, you're going go find a few around here that will tell you that it's crazy to do anything other than carry 24/7. In fact, you'll find some who will tell you that it's crazy to carry anything less than a .45, three extra mags, a snubnose .357, a folding knife, a couple of speedloaders and a rape whistle, all 24/7 . . . That's not always practical, though, is it?
I'm not going to tell you that it's crazy. It's not. You're the one that goes home with your wife, so it's your compromise to make. With that said, I didn't meet any serious resistance from my wife when I told her that I wanted to start carrying. She did have some reservations, though, and might have been happier with me if we could have reached a similar compromise to the one that you mentioned. To my mind, though, if bad guys are going to catch me without my pistol, I'd far rather be caught alone than with my wife and daughter. Protecting myself is important. Protecting them is critical.
Just some food for thought. Good luck to the both of you.