Omaha Red Sox wrote: Next year should be the year of the .22. We'll see.
I got a .22 for Christmas when I was twelve. We lived on a farm in the middle of nowhere so there wasn't much damage I could do aside from the local bird population. I grew up around guns so I knew the safety stuff, which is what matters. I wouldn't give a gun to a kid in the suburbs, but you're out in the country, so it's all good.