A quick question: has anyone had an experience with an adult difficult child acquiring a gun? I've seen almost no reference to this in the CD forum, so I'm hoping it is a great rarity. The reason I ask is the serious concern in my family that my nephew difficult child, who's been carrying a knife (a sequence of them, actually) for years and clearly feels empowered by it, is approaching 21 and will be able to legally buy a gun, which would wildly increase the degree of hazard that he represents to his immediate family members and to his community in general. Is there a way to prevent this? What experience have others had with this issue? I almost wish he had a felony on his record, as that would bar his ability to purchase a gun. It has been a real concern, on the part of his immediate and extended family, that he might ultimately do great harm to someone (even his closest family members) one of these days in one of his fits of rage. The possibility of gun ownership notably ups the ante wrt risks of this kind.