The society awash with guns seems to have no respect for human life. What a surprise.
Police officers use guns like mobile phones, casually firing at will at the faintest whiff of threat. A glance, a word, a silent thought: all of these can get you killed in the lands of guns. A disability, skin colour, class, sect: the same.
Arm yourselves, say the citizens of the society that values the right to bear arms over the right to life. And so the killing multiplies.
The whole world sees this society awash with guns, and thinks: if only these people were civilised.