I am sure Gideon - I really don't know!! But anti gun folks do indeed seem to have some wierd perceptions - never helped I am sad to say by the macho, all camo - survivalist Aryan nation types they have in mind! Talk about painting with a broad brush!
Now, take a clean cut guy who loves the outdoors, enjoys riding anything (horses to bikes), who keeps his language clean and tries to act with character, honor, and integrity and most people think they're nerds, jerks, wimps, etc. Where'd that perception come from?