Tested in the Wilderness
Smart choices for one person likely is not a smart choice for another. Most of the people I know on and off the net like guns and at least are not afraid of guns. A few could be classified as "gun nuts" but not me since I simply think of a gun as just another tool. I use and like some tools better than even any gun. Such as my Leatherman wave multi-tool. I find my chainsaws and such much more useful than any gun also since I use a chainsaw many many more times than any gun I may own.Why do anything at all? People make their choices, and they have to live with them. Or not. It isn't your job to ensure this friend makes smart choices.
I rather doubt any regular here would be in favor of not allowing people their choices. It's so Libertarian!
I also have known a few who are very fearful of guns. My mom for one although my dad really liked guns but my mom got nervous if he brought out any of his guns to show some others.
I completely agree about choices and seems like most don't like it when some make a choice which they don't agree with, especially in politics and such. I try to not be political and I could be classified as an Independent. Not the Independent party but just fiercely Independent and when I have voted it was not really because of a politcal party which I am getting more and more disgusted with all politics. The only guy in politics I mostly like is Rand Paul and not because of his political party but what he believes and does.