Why should a person own a gun? Because this is America, a very violent society, and people should have the right to own guns for their own protection. Like I said in my previous post, it's the laws that need to be changed to make it LESS ACCESSIBLE for just ANYONE to buy firearms. I mean don't get me wrong, I think people like Charlton Heston are complete boobs. "NRA Forever!" Give me a break. But at the same time, with all the crazy wackos that America unforunately produces, people need to be able to protect themselves and their families. I agree with you guys, I wish there wasn't a need for guns in our society. AT ALL. But it's easy for us to be the little hippie Beatles fans and say "ban guns!" You have to be realistic. This is a violent society. I believe if a person wants to protect their family with a firearm, let them. The reality is, America will NEVER ban guns. Never.