Without trying to give away spoilers for this article, the short answer is yes.
Owning a statue of the Buddha is a positive experience for anybody who wishes to cultivate a space of mindfulness in their home.
The poses of the Buddha are critical to what kind of influences and encouragements you wish to cultivate in your space. The positions and mudra capture a moment which in turn can be outwardly reflected into your chosen environment. These are the first exciting steps into understanding what it means to have a Buddha statue and how to resonate with it on an individual level.
Respect and understanding are actually the answers to many questions surrounding the ownership of any religious item.