Some of the worst possible things we as gun owners could be doing is refuse to answer polls, act like we're ashamed of owning guns and hide it from every one around us.
"Owning and shooting guns is perfectly normal!", says I.
"Then why do you hide it like you're dealing Crack?", says Me
Normal people doing normal things don't (shouldn't) hide from other people. How do we expect others to accept it as normal if we stigmatize it ourselves?