Hi pr5992,To anwer your question, it's two things:
1. Curiosity. There is a big debate in the US about whether are good or bad, whether they should be regulated, why there are mass shootings, and so on and so forth. I was just curious what it would take to buy a gun myself, how difficult it would be, what paperwork would be involved, what it would be like to own a gun, etc etc.
2. Self-protection and protection of others. This is really not the primary reason, it's a distant second. But I am serious about it, and I want to become proficient as a shooter.
No offense, but you bought a gun for the wrong reasons. I hope that with time, gun ownership is to you what it means to us.
We understand and accept the responsibility that comes with gun ownership. It is part of our lives, part of who we are as individuals and as a country, and what we stand for.
We own guns for hunting, sporting activities and self defense, but we also believe in the importance of the 2nd Amendment and gun ownership to guarantee the security of a free state and the freedom of its people.