So, you don’t like guns. You don’t like small concealable guns. You don’t like long guns. You don’t like the dangers you associate with them. You don’t like the loud noise they make. You don’t like the myriad of different sizes of ammunition. You don’t like the accessories. You don’t like to see them in public. You don’t like to not know if they are kept in a home you or your children visit. You don’t like citizen funded gun rights activist groups such as the NRA or 1mmagc.org. You don’t like to see pictures of guns. You don’t like toy guns. You don’t like pastries chewed into the shape of a gun. You don’t even like the word gun because of the sense of dread it invokes deep within you.
You know what I don’t like? Watermelon.
Most everyone I know just loves watermelon. They think I’m odd because I avoid it like the plague. I don’t like the way it smells. I don’t like how it tastes. I don’t like how sticky it is. I don’t like the seeds. I don’t find a single redeeming quality about them. Even still, this time of year they seem to corner the market. Watermelon, and watermelon flavoring, is everywhere you go; desserts, drinks, salads, soups, the list is seemingly endless of what people will make out of them!
Why does this matter? In short, it doesn’t. I can live my entire life not liking watermelon and it won’t matter to anyone other than myself. Just as you can not like guns and it doesn’t matter to anyone but yourself.
Come to think of it, I suppose it is a little different. You have absolutely no right enumerated in the United States Constitution that protects your right to keep and bear watermelons, do you? However, gun owners have the Second Amendment and SCOTUS rulings (e.g. Heller v. District of Columbia) which expressly protect our right to keep and bear arms (including, but not limited to, guns).
So, you go right ahead and keep not liking guns. Just remember, no one cares about your opinion about guns anymore than they care that I don’t like watermelon.
Get over yourself already.