Conflicts about gun ownership
Hi, I would like to know some perspectives about gun ownership in a household where one partner wants to buy a gun, but the other does not. I am watching a friend go through this in her marriage, where her husband feels increasingly unsafe in these times and intends on buying a gun (and I believe he will go through with it, so it's not just a what-if conversation). She is staunchly opposed to having a gun in the house. I find it's not helpful for me to simply echo her sentiments (because I agree with her) but to actually see if there are ways to look at this issue beyond the knee-jerk reactions that cause very emotionally heated conflicts. If you ever had this conflict in your own relationship, did you manage to resolve it and how? I am sure there are healthy partnerships out there where one person does not like the idea of guns in the house, but the other person happens to be/became a gun owner. What are some actual ways to approach this that won't always end up in a knockdown drag-out fight? What are some healthy baseline agreements people on opposite sides can come to, knowing that in the end, only one person can realistically get what they want (i.e., own a gun, or not)? Thanks!