Mods, I apologize if this is out of line, but I just need to relate this incident to someone. Keep in mind a few things here: I'm 20 years old, and have been into guns/shooting since 18. My dad is an ex-LEO, was on the force for 17 years. He owns a Ruger P-series 9mm pistol. Now, with all that out of the way... I casually mentioned one day a few weeks ago that I might be interested in purchasing a shotgun for HD. (Since I'm a bit concerned about overpentration with my SKS, but that's been debated up and down) He just kinda chuckled and said "I'll take care of home defense." Now that REALLY irritated me, but I didn't say anything. To me, that's exactly the same as depending on the police to save you if anything happens. I mean, my dad can't be here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. I know, since I'm over 18, legally, what he thinks doesn't mean squat. But still... Also, when I mention getting my CCW when I turn 21, he doesn't seem terribly enthusiastic about that, trotting out anti-sounding remarks like "Why do you think you need a CCW?" I don't know, I just needed to relate that and see what my fellow High Roaders think about this.