a very difficult issue with deeply entrenched viewpoints on both sides. I have a gun but it does not define who I am. My first gun was purchased when I lived in Miami & home invasions were increasing. Hearing someone in the house with no plausible response as to defense seemed lame. I kept that same gun as we moved aboard our boat. Out on the hook, with no one around seemed silly without protection. We were boarded by drunks one night at a slip but luckily they were just nice teens & thought that the vessel was empty. I sold that weapon and now have a 9mm, stainless CZ. I took it to a range once just to get a feel for it. I would never join the NRA, have no interest in hunting & wonder at the mental health of those who collect guns, knives, and military gear to the extreme. That said..... where do we go from here?