But, how many bicycle shops have you walked into lately and heard the employees talking about an anti-gun activist and saying that "someone should rape her"?
How many politicians do you see trying to ban bicycles, confiscate bicycles and put bicycle shop owners out of business? Racist and sexist remarks have no place in a business - I'm not in any way justifying this. But, you do have to recognize that people get highly emotional when their elected officials depict them as "evil" and make it their life ambition to run them out of business.
Believe me, if politicians attacked bicycle shop owners with the fervor that they do to gun businesses, you would hear things just as vile and violent coming from the owners and workers of some bicycle shops.