I'm not a big fan of guns, they scare the living crap out of my little dog. If she hears one she heads for the hills and won't stop! They are loud and sometimes scary especially in the wrong hands. They also protect our farm animals from unwanted predators, provide food for the table, and would really come in handy if someone was trying to break in your house to harm you or your family.
When we moved to our little piece of heaven, the hubs machismo went through the roof!!! He could burn trash, the burn barrel was smoking constantly! He could walk through the woods, which was our backyard before we cleared it and he could shoot guns! His interest in guns grew over time, he started building targets for the backyard. He has a pretty cool set up out back to shoot and his friends from town would come over and shoot their guns, even our neighbor has used the targets, since our land backs up to a hill. My little one loves collecting the spent shells from the yard and putting them in her fort! Now my husband spends his time stock piling ammo and not shooting any of it! This is sad to me!!!