As is typical for an RR comment, you have no real understanding of the psychology behind your claim.<quoted text>
Your biggest misconception is that gun owners, specifically those that have guns for home protection, live in fear.
It's not living in fear, not at all. It's acknowledging that threats exist and using whatever means you can to protect yourself from those threats.
Acknowledging the threat exists and then arming yourself to counter the threat is driven by basic human emotion, FEAR.
How you choose to dress it up is entirely up to you but it makes no difference to the facts.