Admittedly thread necromancy...
But, after years of effort, I have finally succeeded in pushing my parents into meeting my demands. After achieving an SAT score of 2360 this year as a high school freshman, I have received the reward of a firearm. The terms of the deal I have made with my father are to, in writing, completely describe the process of purchasing, storing, and transporting a firearm--which I have already done. He is digesting the material in the document I have written, and will soon make his decision on when to purchase. But soon, within the next month I should be able to become the proud owner of either a Ruger 10/22 or an NS-522 rifle. A .22 is a must here; it is the ideal cartridge for beginning shooters.