I'm a gun owner. Grew up around them. Farming community. Still enjoy pig, goat, rabbit, fox, kangaroo hunting.
We had stricter gun controls brought in after port Arthur in 96. You know what changed? Nothing. Weapons that replaced skill with quantity were either outlawed or harder to get. Thats it.
Let go of the paranoia. I still have guns. I still shoot. It's just that nutters have a harder time getting access to guns. That's it.