Some of us have stood next to a person who was busy proclaiming their deathly fear of firearms, having a wonderful conversation about how even cops carrying made them all twitchy even though they had never had a negative interaction with any cop and that if they ever found themself in the presence of a gun they would faint away in fright. We took as much as we could take without actually falling down laughing and then drew their attention to those boat anchors hanging in plain sight off our hips. They had the good grace to recognize that their perceived fear of the mere presence of a firearm might have been a bit over the top.
I think the point is not to rub their noses in it but to let them become aware of the cognitive disonance all on their own.
BTW - I am jealous. Some of us have had to wait years for such a situation. You are getting to enjoy the fun right out of the box.