just wanted to ask if any of you have a "problem" with your significant other about you OC'ing. My girlfriend totally opposes it plain and simple. I have tried telling her that crimes against us could happen at any time or at any place. I've gone through the extent of letting her read articles about home break-ins where the woman was sexually assaulted but it doesn't seem to phase her.
I love my girlfriend very much and I have shown and let her read various articles, shown her crimes captured on video, I've even gone so far as to show her the "shocking video" series of crimes caught on tape. She just sits there and says "look at that, why do those people do that".
I just turn and get angry because she doesn't have a clue as to what the real world does. I have a difficult time trying to convince her we cant rely on the local police to "come save us" and that sometimes, people get hurt, seriously injured or killed because they rely on a system that doesn't give a crap about us. She was not raised around guns like I was so I understand her concern about guns and all but she just does not understand that @#$% can hit the fan any moment. I just pray it doesn't happen to her when I am not around.
I told her that I wanted to take her to the range so she could learn how to shoot. She answered me by saying" I would put that gun down and run the other way".
I had the day off today and OC'ed all day and told her about it. She said that I sounded like I had a good time. I was honest and told her "yeah I did" because no one messed with me. She said wait til the police arrest you and then see how good a time you will have in jail. I then told her how they wouldn't do anything stupid to me because you would be witnessing it and the last thing they want is a witness to see "police brutality". I don't want you guys thinking she sounds like a witch or anything. She just doesn't understand the harsh reality of what could REALLY happen at any given time and thinks her guardian angels will save her from potential danger. Shes a devoted Catholic, go figure. I dropped the subject entirely with her. I could go on about this but I figured she'll get over it or she'll get used to it....or she'll just simply not want to be around it. She sometimes pleads for me to not carry my weapon when we go out to run errands and I tell her if we run into trouble like a store manager asking me to leave it in the car, I'll lock it up. But still, she just wont budge.
Do any of you folks out there have the same problem, if so, how are you handling or dealing with it?