I've lived with guns my whole life and have felt safer because of them. At my parent's house, which is a 200 acre farm with subdivisions on either side, we have guns all over the house like near each door area and in halls and such. We've had issues on our road with drunk people crashing their cars on our property, a home invasion and even a had an incident where a gang brought a car down the main road we live off of and strip it. So you can bet we keep ourselves ready for anything. My younger brother so far is the best shooter in the family. hahaha
In a situation like when I got scared in a hotel we stayed in because I heard what sounded like someone trying to get into the room but turned out it was just the wind and the ice machine,I was seriously wishing my Fiance had brought his gun, (which he has a conceal carry for), because I wanted to feel safer especially if I think someone is trying to get to me. Seriously there are some crazy people out there especially in the VA/MD/DC area, as well as the rest of the world. So we practice shooting as much as we can, to which the joke is that no one should piss me off, because I hit it almost on spot without trying ( i think its just luck but we wont tell them that.) Once I get some money saved up I plan on getting my permit to conceal carry and get my own gun. And I was recently informed that once we get our own place, my fiance is set on getting an assault riffle for the bedroom, for protection of course. But I think that has more to do with his military college and having a gun in his room all the time even if it is without the firing pin, the idea is still there.
I feel like if you have a problem with guns then don't get one, and if you do have one learn how to use it and maintain it legally. As the bumper sticker says "gun control is using both hands."