with people who think you're a child murderer and terrorist, and who insist that first you must earn their respect by doing what they demand, the answer is simple:
No, we won't surrender a basic right because you disapprove. No, we won't crawl to try to earn the 'respect' of people who despise us. No, we won't crawl before people who want us dead.
As has been noted:
You demand we give up the 2nd Amendment.
And be damned sure you want what happens when you try.