Not-so-newbie from Central MO
I've been here and gone and back. Can't really say when I originally signed on, but I just realized I never intro'd myself. So I figger'd I'd give it a go.
Born and raised in mid-Missouri (no, I'm not going to argue over whether it's "Missouree" or "Missourah", if it's that important to you, God bless ya). Did a couple of stints in south-central Texas (San Antonio/Austin area). Really enjoy both places, but MO is home.
Did a brief stint in the USAF, as a Law Enforcement Specialist. Got out and went a different way with my life. Hadn't really touched a gun in over 20 years when a friend loaned me an M1 Garand for deer hunting (something I'd NEVER done). That was 4 years ago.
Now, my wife and I both have CCW endorsement, are armed nearly all of the time and are teaching our kids the value and joy of responsible gun ownership.