if a person is not getting training, they should not own a firearm.
Sounds like something our govt would say.
Learn the 4 rules and how to safely load and unload it, you are good to go.
Target practise is fun for awhile, then you will want something more, so you look at defensive stuff and the fun that has. After awhile you will want more and will move up to something else that attracts you. Go with it and enjoy yourself.
It is a life long event.