One more thing to consider, even Jesus had to leave his hometown to become the Savior of the world. What I mean is you are no prophet in your house, you are just the guy who pays the bills and takes out the garbage. Buy her an hour with a decent instructor and cut her loose. After she learns the basics THEN she will be more receptive to what you have to say and it will be a ore enjoyable experience for both of you. When my wife decided to get serious and I STILL had to farm the job out to a friend.
"Attack rapidly, ruthlessly, viciously, without rest, however tired and hungry you may be, the enemy will be more tired, more hungry. Keep punching." General George S. Patton
I'm going to go off on a slight tangent, but hopefully not too bad.
I have a 3 year old and a 3 week old at home. Right now, I have my M&P .40 and 2 extra magazines high on a single shelf just inside my bedroom's walk-in closet. It's about eye level with me, so say 6 ft up, and there's nothing for the chirrens to climb on to reach it, since this shelf is over the clothes rack...there's just hanging clothes and empty space below it. The closet is right at the foot of my bed, so I walk within 2 feet of the gun when I get out of bed. I figure it's easy to get to, but it's still out of the reach of the young ones. Does this sound safe enough, even keeping the gun stored with a round in the chamber, or should I look at some other options, like a biometric safe or something?
Also, I've debated on using my 870 for home defense, also, but haven't yet because of the kids. I'm thinking that I could hang it inside the closet over the door, using something like this:
That's the first image I found that looks like what I'm talking about. The hooks I'm really thinking of have a larger hook.
Again, I'm thinking this would be way too high for the kids to get it, but still within my easy reach.
Am I on the right track, or what are some more options I'm overlooking?
"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson
For a few years I hung my HD shotgun on a couple of hooks above the closet door on the inside, then installed a deadbolt on the closet door.Out of sight and reasonably secure.... Locked it up in the mornings before we went to work and unlocked it when we settled down for bed. Wife and I were the only ones who had the keys...not the best way to store it, but pretty darned effective if you have limited options.
The .270 Winchester is a "damned adequate coyote rifle." -Elmer Keith
Firearm Safety Rule #8 : No matter how responsible he may seem, never give a loaded gun to a monkey.
Yep, already looking into .22 options. Thanks y'all!