the problem with the american gun culture is not what you might think
Watch Bill Whittle compare America's world ranking for gun ownership to its world ranking for murders (New Zealand appears on the list!) and then compare the murder rates for American cities which have been led by Democrat administrations with strict gun control against those, often Republican led cities, with poor gun control. The results will surprise you.
It's also fascinating, although Whittle doesn't mention it in this video, that the majority of gun murders in the US are Black on Black crimes using pistols - in places like Detroit & Chicago. Yet few are talking about a violence problem among Black communities (that would probably be deemed racist I guess). Neither are they talking about banning pistols, which kill far more people yearly, only Military Style Semi-Automatics which are involved in far fewer murders. Why is that?
If you maintain reservations after this video at least you will have been exposed to an articulate explanation of why the ubiquitous media narrative should not be uncritically swallowed.
Six minute video. BTW the photo above is a Sig similar to that which Omar Mateen used at the Pulse.