DECLINING HOPLOPHOBIA: More anecdotal evidence. Related item here. My own story here.
One of the goals of gun-controllers over the past several decades was to “denormalize” gun ownership, stigmatizing it instead as something deviant and suspect. It appears to have failed. (And, as Brannon Denning and I note in a forthcoming Hastings Law Journal article, the Heller case makes a big difference there.)