WotC has a pretty good post up titled "On having your wife as a battle buddy." MandaFern feels much the same way. She has no intention of carrying come November, but I think she's in agreement that at least getting the permit and having the ability to is a good idea. Way back when we started dating (well, seems like a long time...) I used the "I've got a fire extinguisher in my trunk, but I don't expect my car to burst into flames any second" example for why I carry a handgun pretty regularly. At the time it simply reminded her to get a new extinguisher for the kitchen, but the point did make it across.