I do think there should be more restrictions on guns. And more education/training should be required for those who purchase them. Or even look to Australia's laws as a model and require licenses for ownership. Many people own guns primarily for hunting also. Just to be clear, I own three guns: a pump-action shotgun, a semi-auto rifle and a small revolver for target practice. The only reason I bought those first two guns was that a friend years ago was selling them for a good price. I never even fired the rifle for a long time until a few years ago when other friends starting getting their own guns and we started going to the range or the desert for target practice. I'm not a gun nut, but I do own guns. I realize you have strong feelings on this topic, Yen, and I thank you for allowing this discussion to happen. I thought the thread might get removed and I even had a concern of being banned because of this topic. I originally saw this thread and jumped in to offer my views since I live in an area that's a little different in regards to gun laws and recently seems to be reverting back to more of a "Wild West" mentality on guns since laws here are just getting more lax.