Last week, my house was broken into while I was at work and I'm seriously thinking about getting a gun for protection. I'm thinking about a shotgun as opposed to a hand gun. My problem, I'm not 100% sure I want to have a gun around the house. Primarily because I wasn't raised around them and but for a very brief time in my 20s, I've never spent time shooting or training with them. I actually don't like being around guns that much, I'm very intimidated by them and I do not feel comfortable holding them. I think this is because of my lack of experience with them. So where does someone like me even begin? I mean I'm working on myself first...asking myself some hard questions and doing some soul searching and I'm not sure if I want to own a gun or not.....yet. How does one go from being a total gun noob to actually buying, training and living with a gun? This prolly sounds very silly to you guys but it's where I'm at. Any suggestions would be appreciated.