Why do so many people need guns to feel safe?

I've seen many posts about people saying their main reason for keeping a gun is for self-protection, usually listing home invasion as something they're worried about. But to me, that seems a little paranoid.

I just find it hard to understand this because I'm a woman and have lived by myself for many years, but I've never felt afraid to the point of needing to get a gun. But it's usually grown men who are claiming they need guns for self-defense.

Do you think the decision to have a gun is based on excessive levels of fear?
Why do so many people need guns to feel safe?
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