Post # 1
I don’t want this to beomce a topic for or against gun ownership overall. I am mainly curious why you ladies would or do own a gun.
My Darling Husband wants a gun, has shot guns and sees gun ownership as no big deal. I am quite the opposite. However, I am starting to wonder if owning a gun is beneficial to our safety (provided the proper training and safety measures are in place of course). That being said I am terrified of being a near a gun period so that complicates things. ADDED: We do live in an incredible safe and family oriented area BUT my DH’s argument is that things do happen…no place is 100% safe.
So ladies why did you get a gun? Or what circumstances would cause you to otherwise change your mind and get a gun?
Post # 3
I dont own a gun, but almost everyone in my family does. My dad has about 6 of them. Most of for hunting, one is for protection and shooting ranges. My brother has one just because he wanted one. But he also collects weapons (like swords and nunchucks) so it doesnt really surprise me.
I’m extremely comfortable with guns though. I actually had my own when I was a kid. My dad got it so I could go hunting with him, but it turned out I just couldnt shoot animals, so I just shot cans with it. XD
Post # 4
normally, when people see having a gun in the home as scary/daunting/intimidating, its because they haven’t handled guns enough. i own a gun (FI wouldn’t know how to use it unless i taught him, which i plan on doing) and i dont feel any way about it at all…except safer. i feel more comfortable being at home without him now.
Post # 5
@TwoStatesBride: i should say, my dad is lifetime NRA and concealed carries everywhere he goes, so i was raised in a household with reverence and respect for guns, and have handled them quite a lot at gun ranges.
Post # 6
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
Nothing wrong with owning a gun so long as you get lessons and make sure you’re safe with it.
FH refuses to allow any guns in the house even if I inherit any from my dad. I finally convinced him to let me keep one for sentimental reasons but it has to be locked at all times and I am not allowed to keep any ammunition in the house.
Post # 7
I really don’t think there’s anything that would make me want to get one, which pretty much makes me the odd one out in my family because everyone else has them for hunting or protection purposes. But I morally dislike hunting, and as far as protection goes, we live in a pretty safe neighborhood/subdivision, and I know that statistic-wise there is a higher chance of someone being injured/killed due to an accident in my home with the gun than there is of me actually needing it for protection. And honestly, I just don’t like them, luckily my Darling Husband feels the same way so we’ve never needed to have this debate.
Post # 8
I think “for hunting” should be an option on the poll. That’s what all of our guns are for.
Post # 9
@Treejewel19: I would have chosen “to hunt” if that were an option. I guess I dont technically own a gun, its FI’s but my family hunts so he got one so he could go with them. 🙂 Plus its good to have in case someone tries to break in and the alarm doesnt scare them away.
Post # 10
I own 4 guns. My grandfather who I was realllly close to passed them down to me when he passed away. Plus I will be getting one for protection.
Post # 11
I voted in case something happens… but honestly that’s not the only reason why. I like going to the shooting range and shooting, very stress relieving… most definitely not “just for kicks”. I’ve also had training.
Post # 12
@LLRininger: Done! It is added. Sorry for overlooking that option. 🙂
Post # 13
Dh hunts, we shoot trap/skeet, target shoot and “just in case”. To me there is nothing anymore dangerous about a gun than a car or butcher knife, assuming they are used properly.
Post # 14
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
We (my FI) hunt. Otherwise, not a fan of having guns in the house at all.
Post # 15
I recently found out ILs own a gun, and it’s in the house, where I currently live too, and I had a panic attack.
Post # 16
I do not like guns. I have handled guns previously, and it did not change my mind. I would say that I understand having one if you live in a not-so-safe area, but then, you never know what might happen (family was shot in their home in a town of 300 recently).