Brian, did I ever use the word "anti"? No. I said non firearm owners. These are family members and friends that do not own them. They have never expressed any irritation mainly because they don't take it personally. They understand that I no longer use a firearm to kill, and only for targets and training others. As I stated it is my OPINION, as your statement is yours. Neither are right or wrong, but only opinions. So please know I am not arguing with you nor trying to sway you, I simply answered the OP question with my opinion as asked. My point about the rifles are as I own a couple benchrest rifles, they are target rifles not hunting. So as to say when I assembled them, they were not created to do anything other than that. So IMO, they are not weapons. That was all I was saying. I am no more right or wrong about my statements than you about yours.
" The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to
keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect
themselves against tyranny in Government...." - Thomas Jefferson