Thank you for the kind words!
Coming from a long line of gun owners and shooter it is hard for me to understand the all out uneducated position some take. Most of it as you stated, is due to them never having the opportunity of someone taking the time to introduce them to a new experience. And listening to the ever present "fear mongering" of the Liberal Politicians in office today and their supporters. It is amazing however, when some get to experience the shooting sport and learn that guns are not bad it is those abuse them that are bad, how some are amazed of a new found love for the activity. I have had the pleasure of introducing several people to the shooting and target shooting sport over the years and now their views are totally changed. Some have became what some people would call Gun Nuts! "In a good way mind you"! I was introduced at around 4-5 years old by my Grandfather who was an avid hunter and fisherman. Then there was the Military and a carrier in Law Enforcement. I have been blessed with my family as you referred to! I shoot and fish and my Wife, three Sons, Daughter, most of my Grand Children all own and shoot guns! In the near future if God allows me the 2 Great Grandkids will own weapons "for sure" and be introduced to the sport and the correct safety, ownership and responsibility of owning weapons. So good luck to you and glad to hear you enjoy the shooting sport and gun ownership. Be an example and influence to all you can in a good, safe and proper way! It is also very important that others become introduced for the simple reason of the protection of our Second Amendment Rights! "Their Votes!
The Constitution is not an instrument for the Government to restrain the people. It is an instrument for the people to restrain the Government!
“Americans have the right and advantage of being armed. Unlike the people of other countries, whose leaders are afraid to trust them with arms.”
James Madison. Author of the 2nd Amendment