bq. I guess IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m really just that uncomfortable around guns.
I think this demonstrates the difference between being raised around guns and not. Having been raised with guns in my home, I have a healthy respect for such weapons. I know the kind of damage they can do, and so careless handling of a gun would be the furthest thing from my mind. And when I can watch most of my high school peers handle guns safely, fellows who most people might think are on the somewhat lower end of the gene-pool, then I think just about anyone could handle one safely. Just because criminals, who are habitually careless with firearms, abuse their use does not mean that the rest of us should be denied our rights to possess and carry if we so choose. It’s throwing the baby out with the bathwater to ban firearms for everyone. If you’re not comfortable with them, don’t use them. But don’t tell those of us who _can_ handle guns safely that we can’t exercise our rights to carry and hunt and protect ourselves.