This is a rhetorical question.
Why does it happen that every time someone brings up guns as a hobby and interest everyone get their undies in a bunch and turn it into this giant political debate? I mean, I do not like guns (I have no interest and want nothing to do with them), and am quite emphatically against the NRA. But I don't go crying about all the "omg guns are horrible! They need to be banned/regulated/stopped!" every time the idea of guns comes up. Seriously, it's nauseating.
People have a hobby, they're responsible with it, let them discuss it and enjoy it. This isn't intended to be political. If you don't like it, then stay out of it. It's rude otherwise.