Perhaps the hottest of hot topics is that of gun rights. Guns can be used for self defense, hunting, sport...and also can be used to inflict terrible and permanent harm.
There are some people that cannot understand why anybody would want a gun in their home, while plenty of others can't imagine a home being safe without a gun in it.
Unfortunately, most of the "conversations" around gun rights tend to devolve into extremes. Not all (or even most) gun owners are violent. Not all (or even most) measures to protect people have anything to do with removing guns from law-abiding citizens.
The bottom line is that we all want to feel safe in our homes and communities and be protected from those who would do us harm.