I grew up with guns but never really took much interest in them till i was 18ish or so. I thought that all the cool guns were illegal and all we could really get were pistols, shotguns, and hunting rifles.
First Person shooters got me a little interested interested in guns, specifically, action half life, so I was kind of in the back of my head contemplating getting some kind of gun, but i still thought all the cool stuff was illegal and it didnt really dawn on me that as an adult I can just go out and buy guns (I grew up feeling like there were off limits to me)
One day I was walking through the grocery store and saw "Romanian AK-47, $249 " on the cover of shotgun news and I was like "whoa, I didnt know we could get that kind of gun" That weekend there happened to be a gunshow, so I went with intentions of getting an AK47, but I didnt like the Ak-47 as much as I hoped I would, but then I stumbled across a table full of AR-15's, handled one, and instantly changed my mind about what i wanted.
Movies and video games play no small part in where my gun interests lie.