I'm a gun owner but I'm certainly not a gun-nut. Guns are tools, nothing more.
I have no problem with gun restrictions or with certain types of guns being banned. No one with a brain really thinks they're going to prevent a military coup with their little AR-15 and their local gun club. People with any degree of intelligence simply use that as an excuse. Of course, there are a lot of stupid people out there who believe what they're told, so I'm sure there are some who think guns equate to freedom.
I used to work in a convenience store. I remember this one customer telling me about his last hunting trip. He then paused for a minute and said, "do you like guns? Because I love guns. I really love guns." Kind of freaked me out a bit. People like that are out there.