My father was anti gun and tried to stop my uncle and grandfather from teaching me about guns, and how to shoot. But it didn't work. I think my mother stepped in and sided with them, or with allowing me to make my own decision.
My uncle had a Colt .38 and my grandfather a bolt action .22. So that was where I started 50 some years ago. I was young, but I don't remember my age.
I had forgot all about the bb gun til I read this thread.