My father has a large gun collection. As something I cannot afford, I don't put $ into them... I have free use of my father's pistols and rifles if I want to go target shooting so I'm not in any rush to buy anything at the moment.
He has a lot of antique weapons... Flintlocks, cap & ball pistols, rifles, etc...
There's a guy near me owns eveyr rifle that served in a U.S. war also, which is a great collection. No autos, but all the flintlocks, cap & ball, semi-autos (His M1 Garand is fun to hold, but funner to shoot), etc... Great stuff.
Guns are fun, but too easy to get ahold of at times. It's scary if you're at a gun show, and see the distinct line between "redneck hillbilly" and "ghetto teen" who are both browsing the shows... It's kind of eye-opening to me.
Guns are fun though... Especially if you're good with them. Hunting isn't my cup of tea though, just target shooting. My father hunts duck, deer, bear, goose, rabbit, squirrel... You name it. I'm more into petting animals than killing them.
Hunting generally serves a good purpose though I think... Not bear to me, but the rest are socially acceptable to me.
Trapping on the other hand, I think should be outlawed. No cause for this... Just my opinion though.