Gun ownership is a conscience matter (2006). How much flak you receive depends on your location and the BOE. I've been at congregations where elders are hunters and there is no pressure from them if you own a handgun or rifle. I'm currently at a congregation where the rank and file will give you there negative opinion much like the papa poster. At my present congregation I get marked by some if I mention I love guns.
If guns were banned people who want to kill others would use something else...like the woman who drowned her kids in the bathtub. Would the world be a safer place if there were no bathtubs???