Oh my god! Not 'weapons' (since anything can be a 'weapon'). A little bit of history. I've always been fascinated by firearms. These highly engineered complex 'machines' fascinate me to no end. But with that fascination, comes a lot of respect. I draw parallels with my greatest passion: cars. (and after that, computers/all things tech) This thread isn't really about the semantics of "should/shouldn't you own". It's more of a thread to discuss items that are either demonized or idolized itself (folks tend to be very binary on this topic). Or if you have no experience or knowledge on the subject but are curious to learn, ask away. Perhaps firearms are legal where you live and are interested in acquiring one yourself. Perhaps it's illegal in your locale and you'd like to live vicariously through others who have it. With however much experience I have on this topic, I'd be more than happy to share with you guys. I am by no means, an expert. But I do shoot regularly/frequently and it is a big hobby of mine. Happy to learn and share. Hopefully there are other gun owners here that can partake too.