My Awesome Girlfriend (Or: Some Liberals Understand!)


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james481
October 13, 2005, 06:59 PM
I just wanted to relate my experiences over the past year or so regarding my GF and my interest in guns. My GF was raised like many other children these days, with fairly liberal parents, and no positive exposure to guns. I didn't really get into guns until after she moved in with me (because I felt responsible for her safety, therefore I needed the tools to protect her). When I really started getting into guns (and started buying them), she had the expected reaction. Questions like "Why do we need any guns?", and "Aren't we less safe with a gun in the house, not more?" were the norm.

However, over the past year, I have tried to show her that guns are NOT evil, bad, and all the other stereotypes that the media has pushed on her for her entire life. I took her to the range a couple of times, which she enjoyed, but she didn't really take any interest in the hobby. She did become much more observant of my actions with guns, rather than spouting nonsense she had heard on TV.

Well, skip ahead to yesterday. I have been considering getting a CCW, so in preperation I have assembled my entire carry rig, and have been carrying around the house to get used to it. Anyways, she came home from school after I had gotten off work, so I was hanging out (actually de-cosmoing my newest toy, a Yugo SKS), wearing my G30 in a CTAC at about 5:00. She came in the door and I got up to give her our customary greeting (hugs and kisses). She wrapped her arms around me and her arm rested directly on my G30. She made a kind of a sighing noise, so I ask "What's wrong?" (fully expecting her to say something about my carrying a gun making her uncomfortable, etc.) Well, she stares up at me with her big blue eyes and says: "Nothing. I just think it's really sexy how you are serious about protecting me."

Yes! She gets it! She worked through all the stereotypes that have been pounded into her head since birth, by her parents, the media, and everyone else. She has finally understood why guns are not evil! And she understands that my gun may be called upon to save her life some day.

I guess I write this as encouragement to anyone out there in a similar situation. If your SO (or friends, or parents, etc) do not understand your need to own a gun, don't give up! Show them that guns are a tool like any other, and that they are safer when you have a gun, not in danger. Show them that gun owners are responsible and trustworthy citizens. Hopefully one day, they will "get it", just like my GF did. Also, I guess I also write this to brag about my awesome girlfriend!

James

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Rob1035
October 13, 2005, 07:10 PM
the protection thing is one facet that few women can object to :p


My experience with my girlfriend is almost identical, and just last week, I heard some of the best words I could ever hope to hear "we should go shooting..." ;)

Guido
October 13, 2005, 07:12 PM
Girlfriend??? :eek: You better get hitched to that little lady quick!! :D

......a woman not nagging about buying guns....priceless! :cool:

dasmi
October 13, 2005, 07:13 PM
Well, she stares up at me with her big blue eyes and says: "Nothing. I just think it's really sexy how you are serious about protecting me."

Oh my god. Marry her, now.

CAPTAIN MIKE
October 13, 2005, 07:18 PM
Yes, there can be "many rewards" to protecting those you love.

rico700
October 13, 2005, 07:20 PM
Sounds like a keeper! Can she cook? :D

Bobarino
October 13, 2005, 07:31 PM
sounds similar to the story of me and my girlfriend too. although she took 2 or 3 years. sometimes she even gives me a pat down before we leave to make sure i'm carrying. i'm trying to get her to be more proactive in her own self defense, but baby steps for now. congrats on having yourself a smart lady there.

Bobby

ScottsGT
October 13, 2005, 07:32 PM
Can she cook?

WHO CARES! :p

one45auto
October 13, 2005, 08:15 PM
This thread is worthless without pics. :D

KriegHund
October 13, 2005, 08:18 PM
This thread is worthless without pics. :D

Rofl

Good job james. Shes a keeper.

james481
October 13, 2005, 09:04 PM
lol thanks all for the comments, and I'm glad to hear that a few have had similar experiences. After all, the more people we convince that guns aren't evil, the less buy into the gun control movements BS, like the recent stupidity in Florida.

BTW, my GF is not only smart (she's graduating in Dec., Summa Cum Laude (sp?) dual-major Psychology and Anthropology), but she is gorgeous, doesn't really want any children, doesn't give me crap for buying guns or going out with my friends, and has never once tried to change me in any way. Also, neither of us really believes in marriage, but we are basically married already. Except one thing: We have never (~3 years) had an argument, except about politics. She is a moderate liberal and I am a moderate conservative, so we just generally don't talk about politics. Now you can tell just how lucky I am! :)

exoduster18
October 13, 2005, 09:09 PM
You REALLY NEED to put a ring on her finger.....do not let her slip by. That would be a really bad thing!

shermacman
October 13, 2005, 09:24 PM
Well, she stares up at me with her big blue eyes and says: "Nothing. I just think it's really sexy how you are serious about protecting me."

What is her email address?

KriegHund
October 13, 2005, 09:53 PM
Summa Cum Laude

That made me laugh hard...boy i am so immature sometimes.

dasmi
October 13, 2005, 09:59 PM
http://silenceisdefeat.org/~dasmi/images/pics.gif

iiibdsiil
October 13, 2005, 11:15 PM
My women was really against me having a gun. Then Katrina hit New Orleans, she saw them acting like animals. About a week later she goes "Take me to the range, I wanna learn how to shoot your gun in case anything ever happens." I go :D. We are both under 21, and she is still a little weary of the law here in FL, having a hand gun under 21 and whatever. I don't blame her, cops have been known to interpet the law differently, and still cause you lots of grief. But, she said when she turns 21, she wants to get her CCW and a gun. :)

I then made a quick remark "Okay, well tell any burglars, rapists, muggers, etc to wait until you are 21 before they attack ya." I lost a little ground there, because she got mad at me, but it did make a point to her. She told me she would call the cops, and I said "Well, they'll be there to fill out the paperwork and take your statement if you aren't dead. You have 3-7 minutes before they arrive, let alone take control of the situation." She grew up in a liberal family, and well, she's learning that whole "personal responsibility" thing.

Jubei
October 13, 2005, 11:16 PM
C'mon Jimmy, post those pics. And her e-mail address. I promise we'll only say good things about you.

Jubei

Mark8252
October 13, 2005, 11:30 PM
Many years ago I had a live in GF tell me she did not approve of my guns and wanted them gone.
I was very polite and told her the guns are here to stay...would she like to go out and shoot with me to understand them better?
Absolutely not she would have nothing to do with them.
I told her that was her choice and not to choose for me....still very politely.
She is now long gone and the guns are still here....

Lupinus
October 13, 2005, 11:33 PM
The gun's live here

You don't

Moparmike
October 14, 2005, 04:14 AM
Does she have a sister?:D

blume357@bellsouth.net
October 14, 2005, 07:10 AM
Everyone knows woman can't resist the smell of gun oil and grease... drives them crazy!

mbs357
October 14, 2005, 07:33 AM
"Nothing. I just think it's really sexy how you are serious about protecting me."
\m/
Keeper.

bogie
October 14, 2005, 07:47 AM
One thing, guys... That "liberal" label...

Most "liberals" such as Schumer or Kennedy today are more socialists or leftists than anything else. But many other more moderate folks are actually much more toward libertarian - It's really almost a middle of the road philosophy.

Being liberal, and the classic sense of the word, is not a bad thing. I see it as being open to new ideas, and able to change. There's a lot of fence sitters out there who consider themselves liberals, and when one of us uses the term in a derogatory manner, well... That turns 'em off, turns 'em the _other_way...

Personally, I think that the worst thing that has happened to the Republican party was the defection of the religious loonies from the democrats in the 1970s...

dakotasin
October 14, 2005, 08:57 AM
Everyone knows woman can't resist the smell of gun oil and grease... drives them crazy!



oh, yeah. and if you wanna score huge points, go ahead and crack that bottle of barnes cr-10 fifteen or so minutes before she gets home from work...

JGR
October 14, 2005, 03:30 PM
One thing, guys... That "liberal" label...

Most "liberals" such as Schumer or Kennedy today are more socialists or leftists than anything else. But many other more moderate folks are actually much more toward libertarian - It's really almost a middle of the road philosophy.

Being liberal, and the classic sense of the word, is not a bad thing. I see it as being open to new ideas, and able to change. There's a lot of fence sitters out there who consider themselves liberals, and when one of us uses the term in a derogatory manner, well... That turns 'em off, turns 'em the _other_way...

I humbly disagree that most moderates are libertarian or classical liberals. Libertarians believe in freedom, minimal government, and above all, that the individual knows what's best for him or herself. That means a free market (conservatives more or less take this position) and social freedom (modern liberals more or less take this position). How many moderates stand for this? Not any that I can tell. They're for moderate economic regulation and/or moderate social freedom. That just means they're compromising between two parties, and don't stand for freedom in the classical liberal sense of the word.

james481
October 14, 2005, 05:06 PM
Well, perhaps my use of the word "liberal" in my title may not have been exactly what I was trying to convey, but I couldn't think of a better word at the time. Thanks to all those for the nice words, and believe me, I won't be letting her go. I just can't say enough about how perfect she really is. And no, you can't have her e-mail :). However, in the interest of making my story easier to imagine, these are the big, blue eyes I speak of:
http://www.nmxs.com/james/eyes.jpg

And that is all you get. The rest is all mine.... :)

Thanks again for the kind words...

James

dk-corriveau
October 14, 2005, 05:09 PM
You're killing us! :what: :D

MachIVshooter
October 14, 2005, 09:30 PM
Girlfriend??? :eek: You better get hitched to that little lady quick!! :D

......a woman not nagging about buying guns....priceless! :cool:

Not just yet. She needs to become a shooter first;)

My wife don't get an actual ring until she successfully fires the Desert Eagle .50 (she got cocky and upped the anti too, by saying "I can hit 10 cans with 10 rounds for a ring!") We shall see.

BTW, good job James. Getting normal people to understand is just as important as defeating anti-gun bills in the legislature. Heck, with less public support of gun control stemming from people becoming familiar and accepting, there will eventually be fewer anti bills to defeat.

Tom Servo
October 15, 2005, 03:45 AM
.....a woman not nagging about buying guns....priceless!
Sig Sauer P220: $599

.45 caliber ammunition: $100

Finding a woman who shoots: Priceless.

MaMa PyCb
October 15, 2005, 03:49 AM
A woman that shoots??? they make those ??? ive never found one!

twoblink
October 15, 2005, 01:07 PM
Having a non-gunnie gf is the worst. Trust me, I know about that.

Good thing I found me a smart girl..

Congrats.

Lupinus
October 15, 2005, 01:19 PM
I'll be happy with one that just either supports the hobby or doesn't mind it.

Beside's. If she doesn't want to go to the range with me it gives me a good chance to get alone time :evil:

Stickjockey
October 15, 2005, 01:47 PM
I can't wait to hear how floored you are when she leans over and purrs in your ear: "So I've been thinking about getting my CCW...":D

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