Well, I remember expressing an interest in shooting to my 6th grade teacher. He only lived a couple of miles from my folks farm, and knew where we lived. He talked to my parents and agreed that they would let me shoot. I had a blast. I really don't remember the specific model or brand but it was a 22 long rifle. That even inspired me more to get into shooting. So.the day I turned 18 I went a put my first firearm on layaway paying for it gradually,cash wash and is still hard to come.Funny how some things never change even if you get older. I have enjoyed shooting for over 45 years, when taught properly. Shooting can be a heritage of fun, respect and memories. Don't let the politicians deprive any one of the opportunity. Thank you.