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    Good morning,

    Thank you all for providing and taking part in a great and informative forum. I have been learning a lot from everyone here and finally decided it was time to join. I am 45yo male who has 3 stepchildren and 10 grandchildren (hence, PawPaw), and have only recently become interested in and exposed to firearms. Growing up in a larger city (Philly, PA) my father was not interested in firearms and so we had none in our house and had no friends who had any; and so had no exposure to them other than hearing about them on the news.

    In 2010 a couple of friends were taking a NRA basic firearm safety course and asked if I wanted to join them. I did and we all enjoyed both the instruction and handling of a firearm.

    Late in 2012 that same friend was thinking of purchasing a revolver, and so the talk of firearms was reignited. I spoke with my wife about it since my stepdaughter lives with us with her 3 children, since I didn't want to spring anything on her. She felt okay with it and so we went and started with a .22 for plinking in the backyard and a 9mm for sd/hd - since we are out in the country and have a 25min 911 sheriff's response if they are on the other end of the county ( which we found out late one night ) - which was relayed in one of my recent letters to my representatives. I have also applied and received my CCW for VA. It's is amazing what a great responsibilty a CCW is and the effect it has on one who accepts that responsibility; and it's ashame how some out there do not understand or respect it.

    I look forward to learning more from all of you and hopefully will help others as well in the future with my questions and comments.

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