I'm a gun owner. Guns have been in my family for generations. I took my hunter safety course when I was 14 or 15 years old, and I have respect for the destructive power they possess. It is obvious to anyone with common sense that not everyone has the physical or mental capacity to safely own and/or handle firearms. Just as most fireworks are banned in the state of Iowa, as the Fourth of July holiday approaches, you will hear the report of these banned items in your neighborhood.