Last night I talked to Kevin again. His brother Bobby caught me as soon as I pulled in the driveway from work and invited me over later. After changing clothes and relaxing a bit I walked two doors down to their house and had a beer with Bobby and Dan. Dan was the neighbor across the street that I told I would protect his daughter if I could. Kevin pulled in the driveway while we were there and after a minute left again before getting out. He returned 15 minutes later and walked up to me handing me $50 and a 12 pack of my beer. I offered him the roll one last time before going home last week and he accepted so he was returning the debt with interest.
I was able to pull Kevin off to the side and talked to him about OPSEC which went well. A little while after the talk between the four of us turned to guns. Dan who previously revealed that he had a .22 rifle but no bullets revealed that he actually does have some in the house for it. Kevin had gone shooting during the week at a free spot he has access to and they shot his friends AR, shotgun and .22 handgun. Kevin again lamented on the fact that he was weaponless as he highly enjoyed the experience. I asked him if he wanted a .22 rifle as I had an old Glenfield that belonged to my uncle before he died (It is heavy with wood stock and tube fed which takes to long to reload) and I have a 10/22 that I prefer. I ended up walking back to my house and retrieving it with some oil and solvent and taking them to him. The discussion turned to all of us planning a shooting session at his free location (yes even Dan was enthusiastic). I think that we will probably do this soon as everyone was interested in participating.
I showed Kevin how the safety on the weapon worked, how to adjust the Tasco scope and talked to him about cleaning care and maintenance. Dan asked if I would be willing to bring my cleaning kit down there one day and help them clean and oil their rifles. I responded