I guess that's why gun control is a major part of the "culture war".
It is for them, but the sad truth is that it's really not a part of the battle for us. We're still focused on keeping guns for ourselves (not a bad thing, of course).
The problem is, we leave ourselves with no good way to address the occasional mass shooting, because our focus on "having guns" plays right into their claims that "not having guns" will prevent such crimes. (Yeah, we know it's a bogus claim, but it resonates with a lot of folks.)
We're not addressing the fact that there are a lot of bad guys out there who shouldn't have guns. If we don't want gun control, then we've got to focus on bad guy control. We need to shift the grounds of the debate to the bad guys vs. "law abiding citizens." Once you've done that, chunks of machined metal are a far less viable target for them.