I keep seeing the term “gun culture” in the press, usually in something negative about firearms use and ownership. Being unsure just what “gun culture” means went with Google and found this in Wikipedia.
If you look for other “cultures” involving tools, about the only thing is chainsaws, and that is mainly involving films.
Seems to be a handy phrase to suggest negative connotations without having to explain or defend anything. It assumes the writer is in some way in control of the moral high ground and expects uncritical acceptance of the writer’s points.
I’m not sure how to combat it other than calling them out on their shit when an opportunity presents itself.