Many have said this, so I guess it's my two cents....
I have two boys, one 19 one 20.
I am a certified gun nut. My boys followed that interest. Thier mother was not happy. I wonder if that is one of the reasons we're divorced?
Now, many years later, my boys have been formally trained in the use of all types of firearms. I am convinced that my boys excelled in the area of general responsibility at a very early age because of the the valiable lessons learned at an early age with thier on going firearms training.
Thier mother will still not allow a firearm in her house. Of course, my gun safe is full of thier purchases through the years.
They fully understand the meaning of the second amendment and responsible gun ownership and use.
I am proud of them both.
To the OP, you sound like a responsible young man, good luck with your build, I expect pictures!
Best Wishes to everyone here.