Ditto, we have more in common than I knew. I collected for years and had an FFL for many years as well. Closed the small gun business I had and turned in my FFL when they got overly nosy and restrictive. No warrant needed to come anytime day or night to see books for good or no reason. Since it was run from a wing of my home, didn't like the idea of free access to Gvt.
I still have my first .22 Winchester lever recieved from my dad at 14. It'd the thing I'd grab from my home in the event of a fire if I could only save one item.