To quote from the immortal Shane: “A gun is a tool, Marian; no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.”

Your guns will be better tools if you know a few more things about how to work with them because the more you know, all else being equal, the better a man or woman you are.  Shane was written in 1949 – but the principle is certainly eternal and works for all genders.