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.
"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 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.
Those who hate guns dont hate guns, they hate what the people who use them to commit crime. While yes guns are used by criminals to commit crimes, they are more often used for other purposes. For one thing 80% of guns owners have firearms for self defense. States that have concealed carry often have lower crime rates. This makes sense since criminals feel unsafe when firearms are present. According to most sources, guns prevent between 800,000 to 2,000,000 crimes every year. Guns are also used for recreational purposes such as target shooting and hunting. It is understandable that people want guns banned when examining mass shootings but it is not worth the fight. The black market on firearms would explode and much like the drug war, would result in massive increases in defiance of the laws and more deaths than before.
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.