This sums up the situation in America.
I have a friend who has lived in the USA for most of his life. He's an ex-Brit, married to a European. He works in the USA, but spends the summer in Europe. He's also an ardent gun owner and believes he's safer with a gun. What I don't understand is why he doesn't feel the need to own a gun when in Europe. It's an indictment on American society.
I'm afraid that there is no solution to the American situation - the genie is out of the bottle and will prove impossible to place back in it.