"They're designed to kill as effectively as possible!"
Yeahhhhh, that's why I own it, brainiac. That argument is completely illogical. This doesn't reflect on me (or us), it reflects on them. I'm a peaceful man. I just want to be left alone. I don't want aggression or violence. But if my life or those of the people I care about are threatened, or if my rights are infringed, I will react with decisive force using the best tools for the job that I can possess. The people that fear weapons are either spinelessly domesticated and dependent on others for protection, or hypocritical and completely willing to use government as their "gun" as proxy to fight and wage violence on their behalf while simultaneously claiming that they're pacifists.