My son is now 22 years old. We never had guns because as a single mother, I was gone more than I was home, working, so I never took the chance. However, he was raised knowing his rights. I never discouraged gun ownership and explained my reasons for not having any when he was a child. So he now has a gun. Learned to use it, clean it, store it. He calls me and says he shot a rabbit. I said "For dinner, right?" Silence. "No mom, just testing my skills." I said, "My dear child, you should know by now that if you shoot it, you eat it. Guns are for protection and hunting. If you hunt it, you eat it or give it to someone else that will eat it." Silence. Next day: "Mom I shot another rabbit and we had it for dinner over a fire we built and it was delicious!!! Oh and we beaned two sparrows with the pellet gun and while they were only two bites, they were really good."