I think you have a very distorted view of the US. Although Montana has a very high percentage of gun owners, its homicide rate is rather low. Montana has a very low percentage of ethnic minorities:
Montana is also one of the least religious states - that correlation should also be noted - please see the embedded image.
Just out of curiosity, could you spend a little time pointing out a few of the states on that list that are at the top of the graph and at the bottom that do / don't have large proportions of blacks and Hispanics as I don't know my way around the US map as well as you do. It would be very interesting to see if your suggestion fits in well with that graph.
Given that the Constitution of the United States allows citizens the right to bear arms (obviously not a right in the UK), there is no way guns can be completely removed from our society unless the constitution is changed (which requires much more than a simple majority to approve a change)
Most of the rest of the world, including my fellow citizens of the UK simply do not understand why the Constitution cannot be changed, it has already been changed several times by way of "amendments".
Blaming this on the American Psyche is hyperbole and demagoguery.
Why would you suggest that it is wrong without giving any actual answer to the contrary. You seem to give some credible arguments for Black / Hispanic people acting a disproportionally deadly toll on the US population, but this still does not seem to fully add up - a stronger argument and some statistics that I have asked for above would add more weight to your argument.
You can call it an arms race if you want to, but from a practical standpoint having proper security is necessary given the situation we are in.
Proper security comes in many forms, such as nuclear weapons, well trained and well armed military and the police. Any country that does not at the least have a good well organised and effective police force is simply asking for trouble in the same way that someone who goes to work leaving an empty house with windows open and doors unlocked is looking to be burgled.
Prior to 9/11 I was in the UK several times and was amazed at the level of security in your airports, which far exceeded that of the US at the time. I don't blame that on the British Psyche, I assume they had good reason to have such high security.
Yes, decades of Irish terrorists funded by people in the north east of the US made that a necessity - some people simply don't realise that Terrorism existed before the 11th of September 2001. Airport security has been needed in the UK for a very long time as Heathrow used to be the busiest airport in the world with a great number of inter-connecting flights and international flights from places such as Iran to the US - they usually stop off in London to refuel.
BTW, if King George III had not been such a tyrant against the colonists in America, the 2nd amendment might never have been included in the US constitution.
I don't disagree with you, the man was a dick of the highest order.
Also, it was the British who started slavery in the New World, which is still the cause of a major part of US crime and homicides.
I thought it was the Portuguese who started the African Slave Trade in 1444, but I stand to be corrected by verified information.
So I am blaming you for all of this, and expect you to repent for the sins of your ancestors.
I feel rather privileged to be an Athiest, so I don't recognise "sin" in any form, and I do not and will not appologise for what someone else has done, be they an ancestor of mine or not. But I know you are joking anyway