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Posted: 12/23/2001 8:10:22 AM EDT
I have been told by my lovely redheaded wife that...one of my babies must go. I have narrowed it down to a Bushmaster carbine or a Kimber Classic stainless. Please help me choose wisely.
Link Posted: 12/23/2001 8:17:03 AM EDT
Negotiate again. I've regretted selling my rifles. Never again will I sell one of my rifles.
Link Posted: 12/23/2001 8:35:49 AM EDT
ditto what kcstrum said!! It just ain't worth it.
Link Posted: 12/23/2001 9:06:33 AM EDT
Don't do it, man!!! Wouldn't it be easier to just get a blonde?
Link Posted: 12/23/2001 9:11:07 AM EDT
WIFE MUST GO!!
Link Posted: 12/23/2001 9:12:24 AM EDT
I agree, wife must go.
On next wife, YOU hold the purse strings. Much better that way. Also, get a bigger safe.

Link Posted: 12/23/2001 9:17:30 AM EDT
Let us see a pic of the pistol, carbine, and wife side by side and then we'll decide!
Link Posted: 12/23/2001 9:34:31 AM EDT
Know what you mean. The unemployment stops at the end of the month and the bills don't. I've got a big choice coming also.
Link Posted: 12/23/2001 9:37:57 AM EDT
Dump the Bushy easier on the wallet to replace later....possibly? Hope you can find a way to keep em both!!!
Link Posted: 12/23/2001 9:46:56 AM EDT
1. Get rid of wife
2. Get ticket to any Asian country
3. Get new wife, young small one of course, as the wise Al Bundy said "Go for the small ones son, the small ones"
4. Bring her back to states and take her to high school everday till she graduates.
5. Repeat step 1 when she hits 20 years old

Link Posted: 12/23/2001 9:49:29 AM EDT
WTF is this? Sophie's Choice? Why on earth would she give you that kind of ultimatum? Dump the redhead.

My BLONDE wife would never force me to make that kind of decision.
Link Posted: 12/23/2001 9:54:01 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/23/2001 9:46:08 AM EDT by drjarhead]
How much you want for the Bushy?!
Link Posted: 12/23/2001 10:22:28 AM EDT
It needs to be an equitable decision. Get a bunch of small pieces of paper and write the name of one of each of your weapons on them. Add an additional piece of paper, slightly larger than he rest, with "WIFE" written on it. Put them in a bowl, shake, and draw one out. That weapon (or "WIFE") goes.

Note: it helps if the paper used for the "WIFE" entry is a different color from the rest.
Link Posted: 12/23/2001 10:53:24 AM EDT
How much do you want for the wife?
Link Posted: 12/23/2001 12:27:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By rpd_fire:
Know what you mean. The unemployment stops at the end of the month and the bills don't. I've got a big choice coming also.



FU*K the Bills
Link Posted: 12/23/2001 12:29:16 PM EDT
Tell her you will get rid of your bushy if she'll get rid of hers!
Link Posted: 12/23/2001 12:30:19 PM EDT
I have sold so many guns in my lifetime to pay bills NEVER again. Something always comes along.
Link Posted: 12/23/2001 12:39:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By blkgun223aholic:

Originally Posted By rpd_fire:
Know what you mean. The unemployment stops at the end of the month and the bills don't. I've got a big choice coming also.



FU*K the Bills



Jennifer: "Shouldn't you be at work?"
Mike: "No, I decided I'm not gonna go anymore."
J: "So you're gonna quit?"
M: "No, I'm just not gonna go anymore."
J: "Won't you get fired?"
M: "I don't know, probably, but I just don't really care."
J: "What will you do to pay your bills?"
M: "You know... I never really liked paying bills. I don't think I'm going to do that anymore either."
J: "Just, not pay your bills?"
M: "Yeah."

-- Office Space very funny movie.
Link Posted: 12/23/2001 12:42:00 PM EDT
I have sold guns to pay bills
I have sold cars to pay bills
I have sold motorcycles to pay bills
I have sold damn near everything I owned to pay bills, the largest ones being the medical bills my wife had because I was trying to do the right thing and take care of a bad situation. Long story short - wife was the one with the checkbook, paying the bills in HER name and just putting mine aside. She was also cheating on me. Good thing I was being responsible and taking care of the family huh? I got rid of the wife, bought more guns, another motorcycle, took the car (the last thing in my name) and I can say I am much happier now :)
Link Posted: 12/23/2001 1:42:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/23/2001 1:34:39 PM EDT by Phoenix5]
"My wife said if I went shooting ONE MORE TIME she would leave me. Boy, I'm sure gonna miss her!
Edited to make it right.
Link Posted: 12/23/2001 1:51:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By flatapple:
I have been told by my lovely redheaded wife that...one of my babies must go. I have narrowed it down to a Bushmaster carbine or a Kimber Classic stainless. Please help me choose wisely.



Does she "let" you go out to shoot, or do you have to beg "mama" before you can go? Please go here:

www.comedycentral.com/tv_shows/themanshow/
Link Posted: 12/23/2001 2:12:34 PM EDT
Please send pics of the RedHead and the BushMaster.
I will decide for you.
cpermd
Link Posted: 12/23/2001 2:28:55 PM EDT
For every gun that has to go , 2 peices of jewerly have to go !! Bet she thinks twice ??
Link Posted: 12/23/2001 2:31:35 PM EDT
OK this thread is some kinda joke, right? Right?
Link Posted: 12/23/2001 3:08:47 PM EDT
Never surrender, never give up!

She is just trying to see who wears the pants in the family, and you have to show her who it is.

Are you going to be bossed around by a woman? I'll be back in a sec, my girl is calling me....
Link Posted: 12/23/2001 3:11:29 PM EDT
Thanks guys for all of your support. It is just really diffcult to say no...that sexy red hair, soft white skin, those puppy noses, her plump full lips ...I think I have to go and see if I can get a little oral negotiation! Sorry guys I am weak...
Link Posted: 12/23/2001 3:16:02 PM EDT
HA! Just as I thought!

You're pussywhipped!!!
Link Posted: 12/23/2001 3:26:00 PM EDT
I think I agree with losing the bushy - especially if you have another and it is your choice that you made.

I don't agree with ultimatems though. If your wife situation is anything like mine, she knows that your guns, tools, and vehicle are things not to be messed with. Infact, when she married you she married ALL of you, which includes your toys, guns, "jewls", ect. Asking me to lose a gun is like asking "which testicle should I remove". It ain't happening! I have offered to sell stuff for very important reasons, but that was my choice, and it made her cry bceause I was willing to do so.

Do I love my wife more than my guns - Yep! Does she know that - I think so.

Demanding that I dump a gun is grounds for dismissal though. There are enough politicians trying to disarm me, and I'll be damned if I'll be married to one.

I hope you get to keep the wife, and the guns. If she sees you'll do it this time, she'll see the gun cabinet to be "almost liquid money" like a savings account, and that isn't good.

Please don't be offended, I based alot of this on my beliefs and ideas - Do what you like, and good luck.
Link Posted: 12/23/2001 3:49:37 PM EDT
"I got a new gun for my wife,
Best trade I ever made"
Link Posted: 12/23/2001 4:11:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By flatapple:
Thanks guys for all of your support. It is just really diffcult to say no...that sexy red hair, soft white skin, those puppy noses, her plump full lips ...I think I have to go and see if I can get a little oral negotiation! Sorry guys I am weak...



Sounds like you have hit upon a way to pay the bills.
Link Posted: 12/23/2001 4:27:17 PM EDT
Flatapple, you do not seem to understand the gravity of the situation you're in... you're about to establish a precedent with this woman, a precedent which may seem to be inconsequential now, but will have huge ramifications later. Maybe we don't know the full story ( your post is a little ambiguous ) but it will be the general consensus on this board that selling a gun to appease a woman is akin to joining the democratic party and sending dianne feinstien a campaign contribution. It's just not a good idea.
Please provide a little more background into why the gun must go.
Link Posted: 12/23/2001 4:39:14 PM EDT
I need more info. as to why you need to sell one........foreclosure,car repo, no food????????

or just "the ol' ball n chain" wants ya to get rid o' something.

If you do have to get rid of one , how much ya want for the bushy?
Link Posted: 12/23/2001 4:55:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/23/2001 4:53:31 PM EDT by curiomatic]
How serious are you about gun ownership? Serious enough to resent your wife forever for making you sell one? If so, tell her and negotiate. If not, sell the one you don't need for defense of self,home and Redhead.
Link Posted: 12/23/2001 4:57:36 PM EDT
Jumpin' Judy.
Look, first of all, the comment that SHE sells something too is RIGHT ON!
This "or else" crap has got to go.
Tell her if she doesn't pay the bills, SHE's gotta go!

Do what I did:
Make a cardboard sign for the wife and stick her ass out on the off ramps. She'll get the idea real quick that you aren't giving up YOUR stuff!
The sad look on her face will be real, so maybe she'll get more donations!!!

Link Posted: 12/23/2001 5:06:41 PM EDT

Demanding that I dump a gun is grounds for dismissal though. There are enough politicians trying to disarm me, and I'll be damned if I'll be married to one.

Well said, bro. Hell, mine supported my recent decision to blow $3K on a full auto Uzi. I think that's pretty cool. I am pretty tolerant of the stupid stuff she blows money on too. If she tried any ultimatums, it wouldn't be a pretty sight.

Link Posted: 12/23/2001 5:29:29 PM EDT
Listen dude..............think this through very carefully before you ditch a weapon.

Is this an ultimatum from the sexy redheaded wife?

Or, is this just her way/the only way of deciding how to come up with quick cash for an actual need such as food......clothing.....utilities......Christmas for the kids....something real and immediate man.

As has been said above..........most of us that have sold weapons in the past generally regret it later...........especially in the case of weapons of high collector value or ones that are becoming harder to obtain.

I would think carefully before thinning out my collection.

Personally, I sold a whole batch of my goodies once about 7 months after a divorce.................suffice it to say that going through that divorce was so devastating to me emotionally that I lost my desire to keep up my "gun-nut" lifestyle.

I sold a pre-ban AR-15 A2 govt., pre-ban AK-47, pre-ban Mac M-11/9, a pre-ban Glock 17 w/ (3)19 rd. mags and (3) 17 rd mags and a beautiful Browning Citori.

Yeah.............I got the $ I needed at the time but in my case I bought an engagement ring with it later............all $3500 bucks worth.

Now, I am not dissing your wife so don't misunderstand as you guys may be on the same wavelength here (hope so).............but in my case I had to lie in the bed I had made......now my my hindsight shows what a F'ed up decision I made.

That money that went into that flawless 1.5 carat pear is gone.....the weapons are gone.................that ring is now in the jewelry box of my soon to be ex-wife who is also gone........I am out of my $250 k house on the golf course and living w/ Mom and Dad.

Sorry....still very bitter.

Again, not trying to compare............truth be known, I would trade every weapon I own if I could just find a woman who would be committed to me.....committed to her marriage vows......and committed to a selfless lifestyle geared towards building mutual love, trust, friendship and intimacy.

If selling a weapon is your mutually decided way of generating cash flow then do it.

If you truly have a good relationship with your wife and she with you then the two of you will work something out.

If the Kimber is not your only defensive pistol then i would ditch it and keep the Bushy.

Good luck and Merry Christmas.
Link Posted: 12/23/2001 6:02:04 PM EDT
I agree with the majority here. My wife has not made me try to sell any of my guns, even though she feels we need the money. As long as we can pay the bills and take care of our daughter, I will not sell my WCCQB or my CAR-15. I am selling her Glock, but she wants the money, and I'm getting a heck of a deal on it. But she hasn't pressured me to sell anything, nor would she.
Of course, when I get another job (after I get out of the USMC) and can afford to get her a Kimber Pro Cary, I will.



Link Posted: 12/23/2001 8:01:57 PM EDT
Are you NUTS ? !!! Tell your "lovely" redheaded wife to get lost.

I am serious. If you "give in" on this even if it is only ONCE. She is going to do it to you again with something else.

Wives are always "testing" the limits of their power over their husbands.

And for your information my wife (a Chinese gal) tried to pull that number on me as well and I told her "NO WAY". If she wants it that bad then she can file for a divorce. One week later after sleeping in separate rooms we are back together..happily married and she doesn't pull that BS on me very much anymore (because she knows where it will get her).

If it is Bills coming due and you are out of work. Then get a Crummy job. Even 2 crummy jobs. It is better than getting zip after the unemployment ends.

Hell come to think of it, buy yourself a nice suit, put an ad in the paper and pimp for you wife. 4 or 5 tricks should be enough to pay some of the bills.

..a man as gotta stick to his guns.

Link Posted: 12/23/2001 8:08:41 PM EDT
Back to the original question.....Is it a preban Bushmaster....if so, I would NEVER sell it. I have two preban AR's - they're non-negotiable - now Kimber makes great guns but if the AR is preban - sell the Kimber buy another one later...
Link Posted: 12/23/2001 8:38:02 PM EDT
I'll second X-Kill.

Mind you I sold an MP-5, and a bunch of lesser firearms in a moment of weakness[>(] on some spousal pressure.

BTW We got divorced soon after...



Link Posted: 12/24/2001 4:30:27 AM EDT
You guys are not going to believe the ending to my problem! Just after I left the forum page my brother dropped by and wanted to take me and my wife out to dinner at the local casino. He had just won a large amount of cash there. After dinner I slipped out to the slot machines while waiting for everyone to get done with dinner. You guessed it, I also won big time...with just $5. After giving the money to the wife, I said I guess I don't have to sell my gun now, right? Now comes the good part, with those beautiful green eyes looking deep into my eyes she says that she never wanted me to sell any of my stuff...it was your idea. It gets better, when we get home she says she has a special present for me. I getting really excited because that usually means I going to get a good night of loving! But instead she brings out a little box and guess what's inside...a GLOCK!!! My brother has always said that if I fell into a sh*thouse I would be the one to come out smelling like a rose.
Link Posted: 12/24/2001 4:44:21 AM EDT
A couple solutions,
Bribe her, you can get jewelry if I can keep my guns.

If getting rid of the gun is a storage issue, sell me the Kimber for a $1.

Take the AR apart and then it isn't a gun, just parts.

Good luck however ti comes out.
Link Posted: 12/24/2001 4:51:59 AM EDT
Tell her to get a job instead of making you sell your guns. Better yet loose the wife. They are nothing bet trouble anyways.
Link Posted: 12/24/2001 7:37:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By flatapple:
You guys are not going to believe the ending to my problem! Just after I left the forum page my brother dropped by and wanted to take me and my wife out to dinner at the local casino. He had just won a large amount of cash there. After dinner I slipped out to the slot machines while waiting for everyone to get done with dinner. You guessed it, I also won big time...with just $5. After giving the money to the wife, I said I guess I don't have to sell my gun now, right? Now comes the good part, with those beautiful green eyes looking deep into my eyes she says that she never wanted me to sell any of my stuff...it was your idea. It gets better, when we get home she says she has a special present for me. I getting really excited because that usually means I going to get a good night of loving! But instead she brings out a little box and guess what's inside...a GLOCK!!! My brother has always said that if I fell into a sh*thouse I would be the one to come out smelling like a rose.



What a bullshit story.

FYI... If she bought a handgun, she would have to register it in her name. If she gives it to you, it is a "straw buy". It is illegal to buy a handgun in that manner.
Link Posted: 12/24/2001 7:47:10 AM EDT
QCMGR...I also through that, but the guy at the store said as long as I was not in the store when she bought it She could get it as a present. She than would have to register it in her name and then I would have to go and have it registered in my name at the police station. A lot of paper work.
Link Posted: 12/24/2001 7:59:52 AM EDT
QCMGR, A spouse can buy a gun for their spouse without it being a "strawman" purchase (at lest in NC). How do I know? I've bought my wife handguns, and she has bought me handguns. Now, we have also bought guns for ourselves in the same stores, so the people knew we were legal, but I made sure to ask about the "gift". As long as the recipeant is egal, then it is not a "strawman" purchase.

Link Posted: 12/24/2001 8:21:15 AM EDT
My wife gave me my first AR two Christmases ago, a Bushmaster AK shorty!
Link Posted: 12/24/2001 8:31:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By QCMGR:
If she bought a handgun, she would have to register it in her name. If she gives it to you, it is a "straw buy". It is illegal to buy a handgun in that manner.


Puhleeze! You need to cut down on the coffee!
Link Posted: 12/25/2001 6:50:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By flatapple:
QCMGR...I also through that, but the guy at the store said as long as I was not in the store when she bought it She could get it as a present. She than would have to register it in her name and then I would have to go and have it registered in my name at the police station. A lot of paper work.



Be careful, you cannot trust those guys.
Link Posted: 12/25/2001 6:51:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Garmentless:

Originally Posted By QCMGR:
If she bought a handgun, she would have to register it in her name. If she gives it to you, it is a "straw buy". It is illegal to buy a handgun in that manner.


Puhleeze! You need to cut down on the coffee!



Good point!
Link Posted: 12/25/2001 9:28:02 PM EDT
I make your choice simple. I will take your wife!
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