Most of us have heard this line, add 'liberal/conservative' 'gun owner/non-gun owner' or whatever your preferred pigeon-hole. Either way, it's what crossed my mind today while I was talking to a very liberal friend of mine (but we'll forgive him for that).
He's one of the types you can discuss politics w/ w/o getting into a heated argument. Not 'anti-gun' necessarily but he definitely leans in that direction. He told me during our discussion that the other night he heard what he thought was someone breaking into his house and his first thought was 'I wish I had a gun'.
He's not there yet but I re-enforced that if he ever wanted to even try out target shooting, I'll supply the range, gun and ammo. It would make a nice family day.
Slowly but surely we move forward.