I am not sure what section I should be posting this in since it is loosely related to firearms. I will put it here in the "off topic" section for now. I am facing a bit of a dilemma. Everyone knows I love my firearms and I support the 2A. There are very few things that would ever make me give up my guns and nothing that would ever make me feel being an unarmed populace is a good idea. That being said, we are wanting to adopt. I am at an age where I know it is now or never. I am 43 years old and I do not was to be 60 and have no children or grandchildren. I feel so strongly about this that I am even considering selling my business and becoming a stay at home dad (my partner makes good money and his job provides excellent medical coverage so it makes sense I should be the one to give up my job). One thing that might be an obstacle in the adoption process is my gun collection. A consultant we spoke to says a gun or two safely stored in the house might not be an issue but a large collection might raise red flags. Since we will be adopting an older child (6-10) from the state system we know there will be emotional issues that will require a great deal of work. She went as far as to say "are you willing to loose a child over this simply for the principle?" The truth is, I do not think I am willing to lose my chance at being a father just to have 50+ guns in the house. I think I could easily settle for 5-6 guns securely locked in a safe in my bedroom and a carry gun that never left my body except to go into the safe. I feel it would be worth it to be a father. I can always buy more guns later when he is older and ours legally and I do plan to keep a few around to expose him in a very safe and controlled environment to the fun of marksmanship and the importance of protecting yourself, your loved ones, and your country. I would love to hear some opinions on this from other parents.