I decided to share my story of how I became a second amendment advocate and you can share yours too. I was born in Italy (military family) and moved to the states when I was five. When I was in Italy, as far as I can remember guns never entered my mind. I was interested in trains and cars. When we moved to Colorado (the first state we moved to) there was something on the news about guns and my first thought was that we should gather all the guns and give it to the military (yes, I know, completely the opposite of what I believe now). That was my belief for awhile. Only the police and military should have them. I didnt parade that view much but that was my thinking whenever I see guns on tv. After three years we moved to Alaska. There I was exposed to the hunting aspect. My views changed to where hunting rifles was ok but pistols weren't. I remember pistols on display at the BX (my dad was in the Air Force) and asking my dad why would anyone want a pistol. He said for protection and that was that. I progressively became more tolorant towards guns. Then I saw AR 15s at a sporting goods store (thinking they were M16s and M4s) and thought "who needs them?" For short while I thought they shouldn't be in the hands of civilians. Then I was introduced to a talk radio show called "point of view". At some point I decided to stop asking "who needs that" and started to do my own research about the subject. One of my first websites was www.thetruthaboutguns.com. Now I think the NFA is a sham and should be dismantled. The second amendment allows for tanks and fighter jets. And I'm leaning towards the idea that the second amendment might also allow nukes but I haven't research that thoroughly. So that's my story. Lets hear yours.