Pamela Haag PhD, The Gunning Of America: Business and the Making of American Gun Culture. Many Americans – even those who want more gun control – probably think that America’s gun culture is something – well – uniquely American. Regulations might stop some shootings – the thinking goes – but they’ll never undo the fact that Americans love guns – and have loved them ever since the pioneer days. Guns are just part of our cultural DNA – and there’s nothing we can do about it. But is that really the case?