Sorry. I have respect for the people who really respect and appreciate guns. I don't hunt any longer, but have no problem with that, and I respect the decision to have a gun in your home for self-defense--even though I am not sure it is a good idea.
But what I don't respect is the "gun culture" where owning guns is about bravado and people buy them just to buy them and out of some tribal loyalty to the right wing hatred of government. I am constantly amazed at the right wing wingnuttery raving about everything from Obama as tyrant or comparing him to Hitler. And owning guns is a part of that (though clearly not the only factor). Lanza's mom owned the guns that killed her in order to protect her from some future dystopic economic failure. A dystopia, I would add, that the entire right wing flogs and markets just as they do buying gold or selling MREs. She then failed to secure her weapons from the son she said was unstable, and Sandy Hook happened.
Because for every reasonable person who takes extra precautions with their weapons, there are people like this who take a loaded fucking gun to a gun show and it accidentally discharges.
These are the people you are asking me to trust when you decide that more guns are better. Just as adult Republicans will have to rescue their party from Michelle Bachmann, grownup and sober gun users need to rescue guns from the NRA and the idiots who run it.