The cities and the country have always been at odds. While we can be unified in times of crisis, there’s always been a certain disdain from urban dwellers toward their more rural neighbors. In fairness, this is a two-way street in a lot of ways. As someone who has straddled both communities at times, I’ve watched it.
However, on the topic of guns, that contention can get very ugly, and it’s not difficult to understand why.
After all, the city folks want to disarm the country folks–after all, they’re the ones most likely to have guns–because the city folks’ criminals are acting out.