Buy guns while you still can. Is your state anti-2nd Amendment? Buy privately from a friend and tell nobody. Hide it well. Avoid registering your firearms if you can. Take firearm safety courses. Drive politely and casually when transporting firearms to avoid police attention. Take it shooting on a well equipped range when possible to learn your weapon and grow accustomed to how it feels to carry and when fired. Edit Remember, for those new to guns, Guns aren't scary. The people behind them are. And so are those who seek to take them away.