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Ask her this question : "In the event someone breaks into the house, do you want just me protecting you, or me with a shotgun?" If she tries to say, "You arleady have a (AR/AK/ Glock/ XD/ 1911/etc)" just repeat the question repeatedly until she gives in. Another good method, buy the shotgun and throw the reciept in the trash, that way she can't make you return it, and turning around and selling it would just be a waste of money. You win either way.
 

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Honey, since I am the wage earner, don't you think I should get something for myself for a change? :rolleyes:

You know it has been a long hard road for us outfitting our home and I just would like to do something for me, with you in mind of course.
Maybe something we both could use..

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Doesn't sound like you need convincing, but that shotgun is incredible. I handled one yesterday. It is a very solid piece of equipment. A little heavy, but the capacity makes up for it. Maybe you could tell her it is an investment? It is so well made that you can pass this one down to your heirs.
 

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Another good method, buy the shotgun and throw the reciept in the trash, that way she can't make you return it, and turning around and selling it would just be a waste of money. You win either way.
Guns are non-returnable, so this is a good option. you can tell her you got a good deal on it...for good measure.

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I would talk up other shotguns first that cost a lot more. When she turns you down you come back later with either an ad of the Mossberg 590 or better yet, show it to her in person (after it's been paid for) and explain what a great deal you got.
 

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You can do a "Bart Simpson" for an Hour...
"Can I get it?" "No" "Can I get it?" "No" "Can I get it?" "No" "Can I get it?" "No" "Can I get it?" "No" "Can I get it?" "No" "Can I get it?" "No" "Can I get it?" "No" "Can I get it?" "No" "Can I get it?" "No" "Can I get it?" "No" "Can I get it?" "Okay" "Can I get it?" "I said Okay!" :D
 

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Maybe just try reading the newspaper around her. Muggings, burglaries, home invasion robberies, rapes, murders. It almost doesn't matter where you live, its getting worse everywhere.
Then, quite resolutely, tell her you plan to get a shotgun for home defense and plan to teach her to use it because you cant me there to protect her all the time.


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I've always been an advocate of separate, private accounts for both spouses. There can still be a primary, joint account of course, but two other, separate accounts. Doesn't have to be anything shady or secret, but just somewhere where both can keep a bit of money that they made themselves. That way, if she wants to go on a spur of the moment shopping trip, she can do so without guilt. Same for the guy.
 

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I get a kick out of the replies these questions, and think it's amusing how easy it is to tell who isn't married...or if they are, probably won't be for long.:shock:

Talk to her about it. If your finances allow it, and you think this is something you absolutely must have, let her know that. You can point out that you feel that it would be a good investment, home security-wise.

As for the sneaking it in, making fake statements, etc etc etc...well, imho, I guess we can all see exactly how much those posters respect their wives (if they have them, that is...).
 

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^ gotta agree with that. Never lie unless you want to beg later.

< 27 years married. Fight fair, be honest & "tell" her what you did. (Just don't do too much stupid stuff & it'll be OK)
 

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I've always been an advocate of separate, private accounts for both spouses. There can still be a primary, joint account of course, but two other, separate accounts. Doesn't have to be anything shady or secret, but just somewhere where both can keep a bit of money that they made themselves. That way, if she wants to go on a spur of the moment shopping trip, she can do so without guilt. Same for the guy.
I feel that complete honesty is the best way to keep peace at home, and I also agree that each spouse should have his/her own separate account under his/her control and yes, a household account where they each contribute to the household finances. Sure avoids a lot of arguments about money.

When I decided to give myself a Christmas present, I told the wife ahead of time what I was doing; I paid for it out of my own account and there were no arguments when I brought this one home.

http://www.mossberg.com/images/Mossberg_Guns/930/NEW/50660.jpg

I later bought her a 20 gauge Remington 870 with the Jr. stock and 12" LOP. (Very nice shooting gun) . . .

and everyone is happy. :lol:
 
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