I have a teenage daughter, and she is a pretty cool girl. Today, I was cleaning my XD 45, and she sat down and asked me to teach her how how to clean a gun too. So, we sat there together, talking, detailing the gun, and agreeing we both like the smell of Hoppe’s No. 9. When we were finished, I taught her how to field strip the gun and she did it a few times as well. We talked about everything from gun safety to colleges to boys. It was a great day. This is the side of guns and firearms instruction that is not discussed very often, how the hobby brings people together. If every single person who loves their guns and believes in the 2nd Amendment teaches one person to use, respect, and care for a gun – the number of gun owners could double. I am thankful for the day I had, for my daughter, for the time we have left before she is off to college, and that she seems to have an affinity towards guns too!