Before I go off into this I need to state that the premise of this commentary means that I am a coward myself. I own guns. I actually enjoy guns. I sometimes go to shooting ranges and fire these monsters off. Let’s all admit that it’s a great deal of fun. And while I am not a hunter (I could never hunt, my love for animals in most cases being far more intense than my love for fellow humans), I understand that in certain situations it might be worthwhile to own a gun (militarily, primarily, and this is ultimately where my allegiance lays). But gun ownership in the United States has devolved substantially…