So my wifes friend won't come to our house

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Helix_FR, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. Helix_FR

    Helix_FR Active Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    Imperial, MO
    My wife has several friends that she runs with and they all have kids about the same age as ours. They also get together for playdates at each others house. Whenever the meeting place is our house one gal never shows up. We later found out though others, is because shes afraid to come over because she knows what I do part time and we have guns in the house. Well yeah, but its not like we sit down for dinner and I have to move my 586 out of the way so I can put my plate down or "have a seat, just push the shot gun off to the side to make room". Do anti gunners think that guns have fingers, can unlock safes and migrate on there own from room to room occasionally taking a nap on the sofa? One gal defended me and told her that you would never even know that they own guns or work on them. Its probably the safest house you'd ever be in.
    Dang woman, give a guy some credit. I guess she never knew that whenever i talk to her in public that I'm pack'n.
  2. pinecone70

    pinecone70 Active Member

    Jul 30, 2008
    Minnesota Gal!
    I'm sorry, but this made me laugh a lot. Women are kind of kooky......

  3. AngelDeville

    AngelDeville Member

    Aug 28, 2007
  4. LurpyGeek

    LurpyGeek Active Member

    Nov 30, 2005
    Try not to be offended or give the impression that you think she is a fool (no matter how you feel about what she thinks). Just be open, straightforward and common sense. Ask her what you could do to make her feel more comfortable. I'm not saying you should do whatever she says, but it will give you more insight into her concerns and tell her that you are open to discussion and reasonable. I know it sounds crazy, but... after some preparation, invite her to go shooting with you.

    Some people have no exposure to firearms apart from movies, TV and the evening news. In each of those places, the only thing firearms are used for is killing people, good or bad. It's up to us to be an example to other people that normal, common sense civilians can and do legally and safely own guns.
  5. artabr

    artabr New Member

    Her loss.

    I'd talk to her and try to clear up her misconceptions, and even invite her shooting, as Lurpy has suggested.
    If she continues to be closed minded, oh well. I certainly wouldn't change anything to bend to her wishes.

    Last edited: Jan 22, 2010
  6. 45nut

    45nut Well-Known Member

    Jul 19, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    Now that made me laugh pinecone.

    Her loss is your gain. One less hoplophobe to deal with.

    Explaination here; phrase coined by Jeff Cooper
  7. mrkirker

    mrkirker New Member

    Jul 13, 2007
    Okay, let me run this again: Your wife's narrow-minded, 'fraidy-cat friend won't come to your house because you have guns under the roof. And this is a problem . . . . . . why?

    HPNY! (Her Problem, Not Yours!)
  8. pinecone70

    pinecone70 Active Member

    Jul 30, 2008
    Minnesota Gal!
    .....still laughing..............
  9. Just One Shot

    Just One Shot Member

    Jan 23, 2009
    One less PMSer to deal with!
  10. Helix_FR

    Helix_FR Active Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    Imperial, MO
    Actually yes, she is.

    I wonder how she's going to feel when I tell her that her husband called me the other day about a revolver he wants to buy for home protection. I guess he better clear it with the general first. :cool:
    This is good advice. I think she's really worries that her kids may find something or they may start talking about guns all the time. Maybe one day she'll realize that my 4 year old who is a know-it-all chatterbox never ever says anything about guns, doesn't even play with the toy ones, in fact when other kids play cops and robbers, mine will never ever point the make shift gun at anyone. Start em young I guess.
  11. Helix_FR

    Helix_FR Active Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    Imperial, MO
    Not too mention 2 less kids to clean up after:p
  12. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    explain to her you are sorry for her narrow minded and frankly rude ways and that she need not worry if she has any troubles you will NOT come to her aid,

    and that with that attitude its just asking for some low life criminal to come take advntage.

    tell her thats from first hand experience from where they have gun control


  13. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    North Florida
    Give thanks to our great media for all of the positive coverage on firearms. I feel bad for people who grow up without gun contact or education. I would attempt to make her comfortable and possibly educate her a bit.
  14. red14

    red14 Well-Known Member

    Aug 17, 2009
    N FLA
    My Dad had guns and knives. I have no memories of him without either. I also remember, I was way more afraid of him, than wanting to touch one without his permission.

    Explain to the woman that when she takes her kid in a car, she is exposing him to more danger than anything else possible. A bathtub is where most accidents happen in a home.
  15. pinecone70

    pinecone70 Active Member

    Jul 30, 2008
    Minnesota Gal!
    Yeah, all those AK-47s........
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