I've been out of school for the last 4 1/2 months. I have another 2 1/2 months to go. I'm bored, I'm poor, and I'm lonely. So, what am I doing? I'm looking at buying a gun! I know it doesn't make any sense at all, and I really don't care. I can totally see a need for a gun if I squint really hard, and that's good enough for me.
It used to be that when I was feeling bored, I would shop for guitars. Now, I'm kind of satisfied with the guitars I have, and I'm not interested in anything new. So, now I'm shopping for guns. My wife isn't too pleased, since she's all kinds of anti-gun, for all kinds of reasons. That means I'm shopping for guns AND fancy ways to lock them up for the sake of safety. I have no problem with 2-3 layers of security for my pistol if it makes my wife feel safer about having a gun in the house, and my military service makes me see safety as a priority. I'm the sort who ALWAYS makes sure a weapon is unloaded, even at the gun shop. If I have to throw a cable lock through the barrel of the gun, and then lock the whole thing up in a safe, with the ammo locked up in a separate case on the other side of the house, that's cool with me.
To be fair, the shooting isn't completely out of the blue. I've been a fan of guns since I was a tiny little kid. I was a crack shot with any dart or BB gun on Earth when I was a kid. I was a marksmanship coach in the Marines, which means that my real shooting experience is pretty legitimate. I was really good at shooting... REALLY good. I had a lot of fun with it too.
Anyhoo... should I drop it? Should I be worried? Should I get a 10mm or a .40 S&W?