My neighbor does not keep a gun in his house and his children have never fired a gun . In my house I have a lever action rifle and my wife has a short barrel 38 . We keep the guns and bullets in separate rooms . All of our four sons know how to shoot but only one has guns. He keeps a few loaded but lives on a ranch so coyotes , bob cats and an occasional mountain lion threaten the cattle and horses . I don't find any of these positions morally superior to another , but I do find the government making decisions in this area to be out of bounds . Personal choice should be respected.