Why do you need to keep a gun in your room? I had guns at that age too, but just kept them in a closet in the basement locked up and in their cases. Besides the "cool" factor of having a gun in your room, I don't get it.
If the Founding Fathers were alive today, they'd probably rather be dead.
sos, don't axe us. We're not your daddy.
At age 15 you have no rights. Right?
You have the right to sit down, shut up and learn.
Seriously sos, sound like your on the right path of character and integrity. Congrats on Hunter Education. Keep your nose clean (walk a straight line) ( be good). And later in life if your goal is to collect nice pieces of shooting irons, you'll get there.
Likewise, ol FMJ had a facination with rifles at age 9. It wasn't till age 35 that I started to buy afew. 96 Swede, Enfield #4 mk1 and an 870 shotgun. Been buying several guns a year since. I'm 53 now. Now have a storage problem.
At 15 my brand new 30-06 sporterized Enfield hung above my bed on a gun rack I made. I also bought this rifle (ME Myself) from a mail order outfit complete with scope for $69.95. Same place that sold the rifle to Lee Harvey Oswald.
But that was a LOOOOOONNNNNGGGG tima ago. The time they are a changin' boy.
"I only use my gun whenever kindness fails"
Forbidden fruits create many jams
Starting about the age of 12, I had the family shotguns and .22 rifles in my room, in gunracks on my wall. Didn't have the ammo in my closet til I was about 16.
Different times now. The neighbors didn't care back then - now they think we are latent murderers if we own guns.
Get your parents advice on this - it's THEIR house. If something happens, it's THEIR responsibility.
My parents allowed me to keep my .22 in my room when I got it at age 9. I was told if I was caught playing with it (the .22) my father would make it shoot around corners. I never took it out of the closet unless I was going to go shooting or clean and oil it.