Here is the reason I ask. I was raised in a military home during the Vietnam war. My dad was an avid hunter and fisherman, so we had some shotguns and deer rifles for hunting. He was also on the Army pistol team, but we didn't own any handguns. So my early years were shooting only during hunting season. Then I became a LEO and carried my duty sidearm and a shotgun. No real casual target shooting, just range time. I still owned hunting guns, but nothing else. Then I got into Black powder and started shooting cap and balls. Since I've retired, and moved to a farm where I can shoot whenever I want, I have found I own as many Self Defense and CCW guns as I do hunting guns, i.e: Glock 23, SCCY 9mm, Ruger 45Colt/ ACP Blackhawk and an M&P15 among others. And I've bought and traded several makes until I found the ones I really like. I now shoot as much as possible, but it's no longer as much hunting related as it is Self defense. I've found as I age, the world is getting crazier and protecting my wife (who is now handicapped) when we are out is my utmost concern. Those who claim the 2nd amendment is for hunting is missing the whole point. (I was ignorant in that regard for a while in my life.) I think what got me started on this is, I watched the whole video of that french officer getting executed and my first thought was, if the person holding the camera and filming it had a rifle instead, the outcome could have been much different. But they can't own them. What an evolution for me from a young hunter to a seasoned citizen. I've asked some family members to come out and try out some of my guns on my dime, just to show them what being a gun owner is all about. Maybe we can change some things one family member at a time.