I'm not a gun fanatic. but have a double barrel 20 gauge I used to hunt with when I was a kid. I have it for home defense, but keep it in the closet upstairs unloaded with the shells (bird shot) hidden in a drawer.
I'm not a fan of pistols at all though and would be very nervous with a loaded gun around. I don't hunt anymore because I really didn't like being out with mutliple people toting loaded guns.