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  • Convincing your wife to let you get an AR15

    My wife is a fantastic woman... absolutely awesome.

    But I'm having a hard time convincing her to get on board with the AR15 purchase right now.
    She says there are better things to do with the money.

    I'd like to give her a bunch of reasons why getting it now is good.

    So what reasons do you have that I may not have thought of?

    Thanks
    "Rulers are not a cause of fear for good behavior but for evil behavior. Do you want to have no fear of authority? Do what is good and you will have praise from the same." ~~ God

  • #2
    Once you have an AR, you won't need another one.

    The trick is saying it with a straight face and trying not bust out laughing knowing that part of your brain has already started building the next one....
    "All that is, ever
    Ever was, will be, ever
    Twisting, turning, through the never."--Metallica

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    • #3
      Just buy it. You are a grown man and an adult and if you feel you can afford one without sacrificing any of the financial duties you perform within the home then oh well. She will get over it. Besides I am sure she has countless items (jewlery, purses, handbags, assorted clothing etc) that she has just sitting around never to be touched again that you can sell to buy the rifle with
      This show is awesome, wrapped in supercool and smothered in bitchin. The only way it could be cooler is if he was riding a unicorn or something.

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      • #4
        Which one of you holds the title of the supreme ruler of the household? Nuff said.

        And you don't have to fess up here.
        This profession is not for people looking for positive reinforcement from the public. Very often it can be a thankless job and you can't desire accolades, because those are not usually forthcoming. Just do your job to the best of your ability and live with the decisions you've made.

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        • #5
          I bought a Ruger SR556 AR15 and said it was for her... LOL

          And it worked! But on the other hand she does like to shoot, but hey, we have one.

          Good luck

          Pointblank

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          • #6
            Originally posted by -Erik- View Post
            Just buy it. You are a grown man and an adult and if you feel you can afford one without sacrificing any of the financial duties you perform within the home then oh well. She will get over it. Besides I am sure she has countless items (jewlery, purses, handbags, assorted clothing etc) that she has just sitting around never to be touched again that you can sell to buy the rifle with
            Originally posted by deputy x 2 View Post
            Which one of you holds the title of the supreme ruler of the household? Nuff said.

            And you don't have to fess up here.

            Ahhh yes, while I can appreciate the touch of humor in the two posts, it may give some insight into why the divorce rate is so high in our profession. Maybe I wasn't clear enough that she is a great woman... I do actually enjoy being married to her.

            Any other suggestions from you two?
            "Rulers are not a cause of fear for good behavior but for evil behavior. Do you want to have no fear of authority? Do what is good and you will have praise from the same." ~~ God

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            • #7
              I've heard the alphabet thing with the tongue is supposed to work........just sayin' lol
              "Naw officer, I was hanging with my cousin"

              "Sooo, real cousin or play cousins ?"

              Originally posted by JasperST
              I'm thinking a battalion of menstruating bearded women could kick some serious booty!

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              • #8
                zombie or sparkly vampire defense
                dubbed code name: Alien #69

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Driven View Post
                  Ahhh yes, while I can appreciate the touch of humor in the two posts, it may give some insight into why the divorce rate is so high in our profession.
                  Could also be some guys don't take their wives's opinion as seriously as they should.

                  Originally posted by Driven View Post
                  Maybe I wasn't clear enough that she is a great woman... I do actually enjoy being married to her.
                  Then why not respect her opinion? Just saying.
                  “We don't disagree, you are wrong. Until you have a clue what you are talking about we can't disagree.” - cgh6366

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                  • #10
                    I love my wife to death and all, but we tend to disagree on what to spend money on. She'll get a latte every day, stop and buy the kids slurpees, snacks, etc. just to be nice. It can add up to $100/week or more pretty easily. If I want to spend that much at once on an item she deems unnecessary, the fight is on.

                    Women tend to prioritize money differently than men, that's just a fact. We pay the bills and then buy big toys. They pay the bills and then buy a million smaller, useless toys....

                    "All that is, ever
                    Ever was, will be, ever
                    Twisting, turning, through the never."--Metallica

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                    • #11
                      From the main screen, the only part of the thread title I could see was, "Convincing your wife to let..."

                      Of course, my mind filled in the rest of that sentence several ways. None of which had anything to do with getting an AR15.

                      Might I suggest trying to convince her on something completely unrelated. By comparison, getting an AR15 might suddenly be an excellent idea in her book.

                      Yes, I'm a LEO wife. No, his gun purchases aren't a group decision. Neither are any of my purchases.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by nuthead View Post
                        Then why not respect her opinion? Just saying.
                        Why can't she respect his? Respect is a two way street. Just saying.

                        I believe fish also made an excellent point. My boss has been divorced for a year now and despite paying child support he still has more money then he ever had when he was married because he doesn't have a wife nickel and dimeing him.

                        Yeah this will be an expensive item compared to most things. But my whole point is that if you have weighed the pros and cons financially (you did this right?) and the pros came out ahead then she should respect your decision as an adult who wouldn't put your family into financial jeopardy.
                        This show is awesome, wrapped in supercool and smothered in bitchin. The only way it could be cooler is if he was riding a unicorn or something.

                        M-11

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by -Erik- View Post
                          Why can't she respect his? Respect is a two way street. Just saying.

                          I believe fish also made an excellent point. My boss has been divorced for a year now and despite paying child support he still has more money then he ever had when he was married because he doesn't have a wife nickel and dimeing him.

                          Yeah this will be an expensive item compared to most things. But my whole point is that if you have weighed the pros and cons financially (you did this right?) and the pros came out ahead then she should respect your decision as an adult who wouldn't put your family into financial jeopardy.

                          As far as weighing the pro's and con's, yes. I'm looking for more pro's from you all to add to the list.
                          As far as the financial pro's and con's, what would the financial pro's be? Can spending $1000 on a gun have a list of financial pro's? Because in reality, I'm going to add to it over time.
                          "Rulers are not a cause of fear for good behavior but for evil behavior. Do you want to have no fear of authority? Do what is good and you will have praise from the same." ~~ God

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by -Erik- View Post
                            Why can't she respect his? Respect is a two way street. Just saying.
                            Because, he doesn't have one. Or at least not one worth anything, because he has nothing to back his up. He's on here looking for reasons to support his wild hair. She, at least from his post, HAS reasons to back up her argument. If you gotta come on an Internet site and ask random strangers for ideas because you don't have any, you maybe shouldn't be trying to do whatever you're trying to do.
                            “We don't disagree, you are wrong. Until you have a clue what you are talking about we can't disagree.” - cgh6366

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Driven View Post
                              As far as the financial pro's and con's, what would the financial pro's be? Can spending $1000 on a gun have a list of financial pro's? Because in reality, I'm going to add to it over time.
                              By financial pros I mean have you looked at your monthly budget and found a way of saving to your target goal of one thousand dollars for said rifle? Do you have the money already?

                              Myself personally I never purchase any big ticket items until I have all the money to pay for it upfront and in cash. If this means I have to save and wait a few months then so be it. The same should be for your rifle. If you can find a way in your budget for you to save for or buy right away, your rifle then you should have every right to purchase the rifle.

                              That is how I would present it. If she still says no then I think you have a bigger problem.

                              .02
                              This show is awesome, wrapped in supercool and smothered in bitchin. The only way it could be cooler is if he was riding a unicorn or something.

                              M-11

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