Skip to comments.My gun rights are being trampled by my wife(NJ)
Posted on 07/15/2012 6:20:51 AM PDT by marktwain
I am not allowed to have a gun.
And thats the truth. Literally, not allowed. My wife wont let me have a gun. Not sure I want a gun, but it doesnt matter. Not allowed. In fact, Im pretty sure Id sooner be granted my lifelong wish to frolic in a chocolate pudding bath with Jennifer Love Hewitt before my lovely wife would let me wrap my hands around a Glock Magnum 747.
I dont know much about guns. But I do know theres a part of me that wants one. Not because I want to shoot it, or because Im clinging to the second amendment (which was written when it took 15 seconds or so to reload a musket), or because Im some gun collector who wants to own every gun ever produced.
Nope, I kinda-sorta want a gun so that if someone ever puts me or my family at risk, I can shoot them dead.
That said, even if my wife said I was allowed to own one, I still dont know if Id get one. Without sounding too much like a pansy, the fact remains: Guns are scary.
But I have been thinking about it lately, especially after I found out a childhood friend of mine recently become a gun owner. He has it for the same reason I would want one: To protect his family.
And while for a majority of readers out there, a friend owning a gun isnt cause to write a column about it, trust me: Where I come from, with my background, its the equivalent of a lifelong NRA member deciding to purchase a nuclear weapon for protection.
At the risk of stereotyping myself and a few thousand years of one of the worlds major religions, American Jews from middle to upper middle class backgrounds dont normally grow up with guns.
An example of the anti-gun life I grew up in: The same high school friend of mine, along with a dozen or so other buddies, decided to engage in plastic pellet gun war during our junior year in high school. This went on for weeks, at malls, at school, sneak attacks at home, wherever. It was fun. But know this: when shot with these even at point blank range right into an unblinking eye the risk of injury was about the same as having a wayward molecule of oxygen go up your nose.
Yet despite the non-threatening nature of these devices, we managed to upset all of our mothers with our gunplay, including one mom who was convinced we were (very literally) sniffing glue when sitting at her kitchen table decorating our faux-weapons. Yes thats right. Decorating them. Personalizing them, really. (This little anecdote really tells you all you need to know about me, guns, my youth and Jewish mothers of a certain generation.)
Jeff is a major project, like too many American males. They were never taught to be men.
I had a bumper sticker on my old SUV. It read, “I got a Gun for my wife. Best trade I’ve ever made.” Sounds like it could work for him.
Jeff sounds like a wuss. Take his wife to the range.
After that, she will likely leave him and run away with the first redneck she meets.
My suggestion is that you arrange a situation where you and your wife can shoot guns together. I’m thinking something like a rural/farm picnic where the host brings out the .22 pistols or rifles for a little informal (but well supervised) backyard plinking. Encourage her to “try it.” I bet she softens her view.
An alternative would be to go to a public/rental range. That would probably require some clever quid pro quo arrangement, though. “Yes, honey, I will accompany you to ballroom dancing class, but you’ve got to do something I want to do . . . “
Sure the author is. He is making a choice not to have a gun because of the consequences of his decision.
Jeff’s problem was that he was “born free” but in the wrong State (NJ).
My wife does not like guns either, but I have firearms.
There are 2+ privately owned firearms per every man woman and child in the State of Texas. Some households have none, others have many. Would be perps simply do not know which ones do not.
We used to play army, cops & robbers, cowboys & indians, etc. Maybe that’s part of today’s problem - kids can’t get out their normal aggressions through play, so they do it in real life.
While I’m at it, do they still sell dolls for girls to play mommy? Or do they just practice blinging them up?
OMG am I an old fogey.
Ummm, THAT ship has sailed...
Gun rhymes with fun.
6+ posts and no one has asked WTH a “Glock Magnum 747” is. Okay, I’ll ask... ?
“Jews from middle to upper middle class backgrounds dont normally grow up with guns.”
Shame on you. I believe the ‘thought’ to purchase your gun is a growing concern that things are not going right in this country. Reach down, grab your testicles and remind yourself your a man. Men protect their families.
If you don’t you’ll be that much easier to be marched off to a ‘re-education’ camp aka the New Obama Warsaw Ghetto.
Jeff is a prime example of what a liberal society creates with with it’s values. Totally emasculated he is a PC peasant.
He needs to grow a pair. Why is it todays male is so whipped?
747 Magnum = Supersonic Dumbass
I mean no disrespect to the faith that largely gave us western civilization but an unarmed Jew that utters the phrase “Never Again” is bluffing or he’s depending on better men to back him up.
I’m in NJ and my wife lets me have a gun. Now a motorcycle, well, that’s another story. :-)
LOL! (Thought so; was just checking...)
What a P-Whipped puke. And he whines about it in public!
Buy a weapon, if she doesn’t like it, move out.
I can’t imagine telling my husband he can’t have a gun—or just about anything else he wants.
That being said, I bought him his first gun—LOL!
It’s either a plane that shoots bullets, or a gun that flies.
Jeff needs to take his wife on a vacation.
before long she will want an AR in pastel with a Gucci sling.
VERY well written.
This. guy. is. an idiot.
His 3 favorite topics: me, myself, and I. What a narcissistic fruitcake. These mental cases are always leftists, consumed with vanity and envy.
Get thee to a doctor.
Your estrogen levels are farrrrr too high.
It's a little bit more complicated than that.
All his life he's been around people who didn't understand guns, and who feared guns because of that.
His mind is open enough that he's questioning all that, which is a good thing. He needs to learn about guns, so that he knows the truth about them. He needs somebody to take him shooting, so he can understand how much fun it is.
There is a world of difference between purchasing a gun to use occasionally at the range and being mentally and physically prepared to use that gun to defend yourself and family in a crisis situation.
Nothing is gained, however, in having the populace scared of firearms. I agree with the recommendation to send him to the range, but he should also take his wife. She’d gain a lot from seeing that firearms can be handled safely, that most people are responsible with firearms, and that among responsible firearms users, safety and responsibility is the rule, not the exception.
Jeff turned his gold dubloons in when he got married.
I’d never dream of marrying a woman that didn’t like guns. That’s a deal-breaker right there....
That's why they are democrats for they follow instead of lead.
Jeff, here is a clue....your wife is your partner not your master...
If you want to buy a gun, first educate yourself, go to range rent a weapon to get a real life experience of handling a weapon, tell your wife you are buying a gun for these very good reasons....take her to the range to reduce the fear factor programed into her liberal mind that guns in fact are not to be feared....
Buy the correct weapon...
Be a man and not a pussy...
Your wife will thank you in the end.... That you care enough about your family to be the protector of her and your family
Did I say stop being a pussy....
Ummm. Empty magazine wells so basically, since I don’t see any magazine packs anywhere, they are carrying around clubs. Kind of like no loaded weapons on bases except for the MP’s. When seconds count the cops are only minutes away.
Helping keep mankind warm for 65 years
Yep, if he found his manhood pretty good chance his wife would appreciate it too.
Now I see some magazines. Ya gotta love Israel and the whole IDF. Hopefully they aren’t being PC’d to death too.
Too late for that, Jeff. FAR too late.
the fact remains: Guns are scary.
Grab your man purse and go have a latte.
Bumpersticker seen on a Tennessee plated vehicle
I GOT A GUN FOR MY WIFE
Best trade I ever made!
Bingo. It’s one of he first things I discussed with my bride before we were married. She must really love me, since she bought me a Colt SAA for my 30th birthday way back when......
Heck, I read on gun forums all the time where some guy brags that his wife "gave him permission" to buy another gun.
Wives (and women in general) are like dorittos - they’ll make more.
I wish him well on his journey. He needs to seriously consider this personal responsibilities to defend life and property. I assume he lives in Trenton given the source of the article. Trenton, and most cities in general,, are crime ridden hell holes because men have abdicated their right to own and use weapons.
Men like these think the government will keep them safe. The ironic part of that is they live in places where government has failed and will always fail in that regard. The police rarely show up before a crime has been committed.
I loathe beta males. Not saying you have to be a macho dick but, c’mon.
“You can act like a man! *SLAP*” - Godfather
I find it hard to believe a man wrote this piece. Even for NJ he sounds deficient.
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