Started shooting at 7 with a Red Ryder at some tin cans with my dad. Now the proud parent of 22 rifles and 12 handguns from .17HMR up to .50 Beowulf, and still have that original Red Ryder BB gun. Gonna save it for when the wife and I have kids, and they start getting the inkling to shoot at stuff too.
"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free." -Ronald Reagan
"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." -Ben Franklin