Hello my name is Avenir, No one in my family owned guns before me. My parents had a very anti-gun view even though we were conservative republicans. It probably had something to do with them growing up in a country part of the Soviet union. So I grew up knowing guns are bad. When I was 17 I started watching conservative podcasts like Steven Crowder, and the Daily Wire. Steven Crowders "I'm Pro Gun, Change my Mind" got me really interested in guns. So On my 18th birthday (September 2022) I bought my first AR 15. I loved it. I loved the gun community and the experience of shooting. So Since then I've already boughten a Ruger American 243 and a Mossberg 500. If Oregon's 114 law doesn't get passed and everything cools down I'm definitely planning on getting more. I found this forum to be very helpful with advise and decided to help people with answer some questions. I am new to all of this so I'm happy to learn. Hope to make many friends on here and have a great time learning more about guns.