IMO, because there is more than one-issue involved re: living somewhere: The people! Not the material things, but the people and what they do or do notbelieve in, which controls how they behave.
The average gun owner (i.e., most of them)are FOR many social/cultural/moral/political issues I am AGAINST....so I sure wouldn't want to live with them. In fact, they'd be on the other side in a shooting Cluture War or Civil War II (which probably will never happen consideringcurrent politics and where most so-called Americans'heads are at).
So there probably are plenty of people likeYOU -- "gun owners" -- who could easily make up a state's population, but there arenot enough of US to do that. About all WE can do is try to live obscurely under the radar and let the country continue it's downward spiral.
-- John D.