Factors in deciding whether or not to own a handgun
A friend of mine has the hobby of collecting & shooting guns, all kinds. My dd12 & I have been to the range where they are a member to target shoot several of their handguns.
This person has recently offered to gift me a handgun, "for protection."
While I am not opposed to the right of law abiding citizens to own guns, this is N O T a post intended to debate that.
What I am interested in learning is how people came to make the decision to own a personal firearm for protection, or how they came to the decision not to.
This is directed only to those persons who have given the matter serious consideration, no matter what decision was ultimately made.