I personally don't own a firearm.
However, I am not anti-hunting, as long as the hunter knows what he is doing. That means, he shoots to kill, not maim, and he eats what he kills, and doesn't just kill for the joy of killing.
Some people in my area, don't feel "safe" and therefore own handguns for personal protection. I haven't gotten to that stage of fear, and don't feel the need.
However, I have a fellow Orthodox coworker, and just last week she was boasting that they are the proud owners of an AK-47 (gun #4 for the household) and she's worried that her nosey neighbors not report her to the authorities.
I know where she lives. It's a safe, quiet, suburban, well inhabited area. It's not the inner city, and has a rather low crime rate.
When I asked why she felt the need to own one...I just got this blank stare, like I was crazy or something, so I didn't pursue the topic.
This type of thing, I cannot understand. Why would you feel the need to own such a militaristic weapon? I hope the U.S. stays safe enough and doesn't get invaded by some outside force, where we don't need this heavy duty weapon to safeguard our homes.