Re: "What do you tell people..."
For me, I have almost always been around guns, my Pop was a LEO when I was young, he was on the police pistol team and had a couple of shelves full of trophys, he taught me to shoot and hunt at a young age, then I joined the Corps, guns again.
To try to answer as clearly as possible, guns are a part of who I am. I love shooting them, and believe it or not I like cleaning them almost as much as the shooting! I love the challenge of putting the bullet where I want it to hit. AND, now, to take my son out and teach him and spend some super great time together. I can't wait to take my daughter out! It'll be a while yet as she is only 4, maybe next year with the Marlin 60! Oooohhh, I can't wait to see her face!!
I took an oath to defend my country against all enemies, both foriegn and domestic. I do not recall being relieved of that oath. SEMPER FI!!!