Access to weapons has NEVER been an issue in America at least not in my life time. Per capita America as always been awash in them and at any given time depending on technology do the job they were designed for better than the one that came before. Weapons in America is nothing new and the idea that somehow limiting or controlling anyones access to guns in America is as laughable as trying to outlaw drugs. If one wants what one wants, be it drugs or a weapon one can be found by one method or another.
There is a crucial aspect though in the nexus of guns and the American culture and is rarely thought about or mentioned in the talking-head circles that invariably never make their way to the wider public at large but is THE one talk that America desperately needs. (imho)