William Connell Cawthon Jr.

Last Thursday, a family milestone was reached. It wasn’t really significant in and of itself but it was pretty neat.

On June 13, 2019, our younger son, and my namesake, took delivery of his first handgun.

The gun was purchased over the Internet from a dealer out of state. In accordance with federal law, the gun was shipped to a federally licensed dealer with whom I have done business for a while.

I went with went to the dealer with my son. He filled out the Form 4473 Firearms Transaction Record required since 1968 by the Bureau of Alcohol…