To this Bashiok responded with humor, but the bottomline is there is no guns planned for Diablo 3. You can settle down. For now.
Post your comments at the following thread where this topic is being discussed. Heads up by Atrumentis and Vadoff.Well, you have to realize that it's been 20 years, and in technological terms that can be a very long time. We're trying to create a world that's not static, its filled out, and with that it's an advancing world. With that amount of time, and also the loss of the Arreat Summit much of the remaining barbarian culture has focused on... nah I'm just kidding, there aren't any guns. -- source