1a) find a friend who shoots and ask to go shoot with them and get them to teach you as much as they can
1b) go to a range and rent a gun to shoot, and take a class of some kind on basics, most organized ranges offer these for cheap
2) do some research, decide where youd like to start for real, and buy something. then shoot it all the time and learn everything you can about it, then go from there
3) repeat, find a couple hobbies, go hunting with some people who know what theyre doing...that's a really good way to learn a lot really fast
there's something out there for everyone...i used to not really understand why my gf needed so many damn shoes, then i got into collecting guns...every time i buy one, i pretty much start thinking about my next purchase immediately...it's never-ending, just like buying ski gear
"Just ahead, over the rolling wheatfields all golden beneath the distant snows of Estes, I'd be seeing old Denver at last. I pictured myself in a Denver bar that night, with all the gang, and in their eyes I would be strange and ragged like the Prophet who has walked across the land to bring the dark Word, and the only Word I had was 'Wow!'"