I respect it by giving it its nerd cred. I’m autistic about a lot of things so I understand. Once I effectively mocked mean girls in middle school (they had been teasing a girl I felt bad for for a while), and I called them fashion nerds. Effective and they laid off the girl after that. I didn’t even like her – just thought they were being assholes.
Only thing I’d want to see from gun collectors is that they fire them sometimes. The purpose of the thing is to shoot and I find it sad when ppl have big museum collections but never go to a range and fulfill their purpose in being.