hello! I had a question that is rather quite strange. I would love to hear some opinions I have DESIRED to be either an aerospace engineer or weapons developer since I was around 7. I've also been doing paper crafting(building models and sorts) since I was 8 or so. After I built enough models, I wanted bigger challenges. One day, I got an idea; what if I built a functioning firearm with paper? By that, I mean actual mechanically functioning firearms not one of those hollow paper replicas. By the end of that month, I knew inside out of conventional rifles like AK and M16/M4. If you know anything about how firearms work, I decided to give the AK design a try (it's mechanically simple and more plausible to be done with paper). Few months later, I made the firearm, did a little primer testing, and it worked. And take my word, this was done ONLY because I wanted to see if it could be done. But, my mom put a stop to this, broke everything I've made, and took my tools away ;( When I started my application to Air Force Academy, I knew I wanted to work on the weapons system on the aircraft or things of that nature. I wanted to write about my firearm project in "what is unique about you" section in the writing resonses. I consulted my parents and sibling but told me not to write it. They said it might give bad impression to them. However, I feel like it's something that not everyone have done and involved with something I really want to do. What do you guys think? I know some ALOs are in this forums and thoughts would be appreciated! Thank you!