I am not sure if this is a good reason but my family has been very anti gun since my great uncles shot and killed each other at family function in the 1950s. Ever since there has been an outright ban on guns. I thought I'd be able to escape that history when I moved out on my own but the misses is also anti-gun. Now that I have a little one I think I'd be disowned if I got a gun. There is no reasoning around it, no arguing about it--two dead hotheads at a family picnic leaves a lasting impression on lots of people.