NOT allowed in the house!?
First off, I love the site. Lots of good info.
I just recently decided to possibly purchase my first handgun (possibly revolver??). I made 21 this past march, an 22 is fast approaching. I've been I'm the army reserves for 3 yrs now.
Anyway. I currently live with my girlfriend, and the otherday, I decided to discuss with her my recent interest in buying a handgun. She explained to me how she felt, an that she would not allow a gun in the house. After a LONG convesation, I made it clear that I WOULD be getting a gun anyway.
She came to me said " I would feel alot better if you kept it a room other than the bedroom in a locked box." I really appreciate her decision to "compromise" but what good would the gun do me in another room? We don't have any children, there is almost never any in our home.
If there is ever an event in which I would need to use my gun, it being in another room makes it useless. I live in CA so it's not like I can just go and obtain a ccw.
I'm trying to be an understanding and diplomatic boyfriend. But she is making this very difficult. I'm almost ready to tell her " shut the f**k up, I AM getting a gun. And it WILL be easily accessible to me. DAMNIT!"
How can I accomplish what I want without putting any stress or strain on our relationship.
I'm TRYING do what I think is the right thing.