I've taken a while to talk about this one, but I'd like to make some announcements here. I was over at the neighbor's house doing a Cutco demonstration and found that their 13 year old son is a gun guy in the making. He watched the whole presentation and made a noise that sounded like a squee when I showed him the KABAR. I've done a quick quizzing of him and I've learned that he indeed knows a lot more about guns than many adults. He knew about the ACR from Call of Duty, but he did know about them being imported to the U.S. He also talked about wanting to go to the Nation's Gun Show the next time it's in town. He wants to go with a father of a mutual friend.
I was wondering if I could do anything to help him along. I've considered asking his mother for permission to take him to the gun show. It would definitely give him a chance to receive a real world firearms education and put his hands on some real hardware.
I might wait a few years before making the offer, simply so it doesn't come across as creepy.