I don't think the country is doomed, at least for any reason mentioned in this thread. I grew up in a house with no guns until we moved to the country. I lived there all of six months before leaving for good. The only gun in the house then was a .32-40 single-shot rifle. It was a log house.
I went in the army myself for three years, artillery training.
My son never so much as touched a gun until about six months before joining the army. Oddly enough, the gun was an old German MP-40 and it was at an armed forces display on the mall in Washington, DC. What the army is still using an MP-40 is something I don't know. But in any event, he became a tank crewman for three years and a few months, half of that time in Iraq. He still has no interest in guns. Tanks, yes.
Shoot low, sheriff. They're riding Shetlands!
Underneath the starry flag, civilize 'em with a Krag,
and return us to our own beloved homes!
Buy War Bonds.