My dearest fellow citizens, LCs Will, Crunchie, Guido Cabrone, Moriarity, Spatula and Caveman, as well as his Most Exalted Fang-tastic Doggedness, I thank you from the depths of my plebe heart for all the guidance thus far. I am somewhat ashamed that I took one whole week to return and peruse the advice as well as the important questions that need to be answered before investing and committing to my and my mom and dad’s safety.
I have discussed this matter with them … they understand the import of safety, and yes, they are scared of firearms, but they are not strangers to them. My mom, born and raised in Mexico, saw them all the time. In fact, my grandma kept a well-oiled M1911-ACP .45 in her bedroom. My uncle kept .22s and other small caliber weapons. As I mentioned, dad was AF but he was on the medical staff — Barksdale AFB, the SAC base in Shreveport, LA. They know I can handle these things wisely and responsibly; they know this since I was 14 when my first Scout merit badge was for riflery, and I had actually won a competition and trophy for same at age 11.
I hope to be able to some investigating very soon, and perhaps make some decisions before the summer. Mom and dad would not be firing these ordnances, not likely anyway, but one never knows until one is in a situation, neh?
On a somewhat aesthetic note, I always liked the looks of the 9mm Luger Parabellum, just for the beauty of its lines, as well as the tiny Walther PPK. But apparently, 9mm don’t stop anybody unless it’s a headshot or a heart driller. Am I correct?