Clarkson likes to beat up on Americans but he doesn’t really mean it. He was in the USA over new years and was talking about how great it was that he could go to a shooting range, rent a gun, and spend a few hours shooting without having to send a DNA sample to the queen.
Clarkson is all in good fun (like how he says we all wear cowboy hats, eat cheese, and drive mustangs). Much of what he says, we all say here ourselves too. A lot of people just don’t like someone across the pond pointing it out. We don’t need a limey telling us we are turning into a fat, honey boo boo society. We know it. :)