Wow, it sure doesn't take much to get some people fired up on this site. One thing I wish people would understand is that just because someone owns firearms doesn't make them an ultra-conservative, Alt right, gun nut who thinks the world would be better off with guns, guns, and more guns.
I spent eight years in the Army and had the opportunity to experience everything from the standard M16 to the M2 Browning .50 cal. Personally, I only own two firearms; a Glock 23 for protection and a Ruger SR22 for recreational shooting. Fortunately, .22 LR rounds are much easier to come by now than in the past.