We have had several threads, usually in the Politics/Current Events area, on gun policy, gun violence, etc. but none focused on the psychology of guns. What is the attraction for those who enjoy them? How about sporting use vs. self-defense? Why is the climate for gun use and interest so different in different areas, e.g. the U.S. vs other nations?
Whether you use guns yourself, refuse to use them on moral principle, or (like me) just never had the opportunity or need to get into it, please share your perspectives here.