Hey everyone, hope you are doing well.
I want to address gun owners in the community with this post. I'm on the fence about buying a handgun. I'm not exactly enthusiastic about it; I'm actually a little apprehensive. The main reason, the only reason, I would buy one is for self-defense. I've never been a gun enthusiast, never grew up around them, although I have relatives and friends who do own them.
So, I'd like to throw out a set of questions to you, and get some feedback from gun owners here:
Why do you own weapons? Is it for self-defense, as a hobby, or for other reasons?
Did you grow up with them, or did you come into gun ownership rather recently?
What would you say to someone who's on the fence about owning a handgun? Do you think it's okay to decide against it, or do you think it's a necessity (especially now)?