The one of the worst mistake this country has ever made was the second amendment. This created homegrown terrorist. American people use their guns as a way to solve all of its problems. Guns in the Us are rarely used for self defense. Owning a gun is a privilege not a right.
Guns are weapons, and can't represent a peaceful society. Guns are used to take lives. How can these be good for society? The US's love of guns causes people to avoid preventing their shootings by using gun control. (Won't go in depth about gun control) If a nation has a gun culture, the 'gun' part should be discarded. Guns aren't good.
"If guns made people safer America would be one of the safest places in the world. It's not. It is the opposite."
Guns do not "build a community", they do the opposite, they cause the deaths of everyone in your community. By having a gun in your house there is a higher probability of being killed because your 3 year old son accidentally picked up the gun than you actually using the gun to protect your family.
Guns are not bad for society. They create a sense of unity in a community when they are used in a militia. When they are used in self defense, guns can be used to protect yourself, your family, and your personal belongings. Guns are the protection and the relevant way.