You're a dad and you bought a gun to protect the family, would you...

If you're a dad and you bought a handgun to protect the family, you would...

  • not tell anyone until the day comes

    Votes: 24 19.7%
  • tell your wife and tell her to not tell anyone else

    Votes: 57 46.7%
  • tell your wife and kids about it and where it is

    Votes: 19 15.6%
  • tell everyone you know including your neighbor with the annoying barking dog

    Votes: 22 18.0%

  • Total voters
    122

Devastation

Fac et Spera
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I am a dad, and I own a gun.

Edit: I have told my wife, and when my son is old enough (eight), I will tell him, but I would only tell my wife where it is.

I would, however, not tell her where the ammunition is.
 
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DarkTalon

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wow 75% of the people on this forum would shoot their spouse and have sexual intercourse with their bodies... that is somewhat disturbing...
 

Lividum

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Depends on the gun. If it's a Kalashnikov, then I wouldn't tell anyone until the day comes. If it's a hand gun, then I'd give it to my kids and tell them to have fun.
 

Cousin Eddie

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Feb 7, 2006
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it would depend on the feelings (or irrational gun-hating feelings) of my wife & older kids(if I had any).

So many women just irrationally hate guns.
 

FonsecaWalls

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Aug 29, 2005
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#13
wow good poll, that was a toughy!

But I'd keep it to myself, it's for emergencies right, no point in flashing it around unless you're a Texas nut. Better to keep it concealed, and when needed it'll be there, other people knowing will just create problems. And I wouldn't want my wife to look at me knowing I have a gun stored. I just wouldn't want that.
 

Cousin Eddie

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Feb 7, 2006
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Yeah... I think the ONLY reason to tell the wife is ONLY if she is capable (mentally & physically) of using it IF the need arises. This means she needs training on how to use it.

The husband too.

And if you are not going to tell anyone, then make a GOOD hidden compartment to hide it from everyone (but one you can access when you need to).
 
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I would tell my wife cause ya know, if she finds it she'll be all mad and I'll have to explain and go through unnecessary drama and beer afterwards.

Kids with guns? Not cool cause what if they shot me say, in the nads?