I guess not, if you go on google and type in demotivational posters hearing protection, their is a guy sticking a gun in his ear, for ear protection, while his buddy is shooting. I just find that sad. Common sense, for any individual, says dont put a gun up to your own head.
"I only regret I have but one life to lose for my country" Nathan Hale
Amendment 2 - Right to Bear Arms. Ratified 12/15/1791. Note
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
I think the general public can recognize staged humor photos for what they are.
What may hurt our cause is YouTube videos of drunks and jerks getting hurt while shooting etc.
What sways the public most is slanted news reporting coupled with T.V. violence that conditions people on an emotional level. People come to think that guns and violence run together through the principle of association. They are being trained the same way Pavlov's dogs were.