Good news, this is.
I've always thought it to be a bit odd that you can be old enough to go to war and kill and die for your country but you can't own/carry a handgun.
Still happily answering to the call-sign Peetza.
The problem, as you so eloquently put it, is choice.
He is no fool who gives what he can not keep to gain what he can not lose.
-Jim Eliott, paraphrasing Philip Henry.