@#16 | Posted by snoofy at 2015-06-29 10:20 PM | Reply
I've owned guns since I was a child starting with a single shot .22 rifle. Learned gun safety & marksmanship from father, relatives, Boy Scouts, USAF, and NRA classes.
Speaking for myself, depends on the noise, the circumstances, the location, time of day, generally what's known as situational awareness.
Have I? Yes. How often? Not very. Has it been necessary? Sometimes.
Despite the cartoonish representation of everything in the popular media gun owners are pretty much like everyone else.
As for the problem of some people shouldn't own guns it's quite simply the people problem some people shouldn't: have guns, have children, have pets, have alcohol, drive, whatever action you can conceive there's somebody somewhere who really really shouldn't.
All said and done banning objects does not prevent behavior and people are no damn good in the aggregate but quite amazing individually.