That's the subject title, 'Gunfighter Nation', given to last nights PBS show from Moyers & Company, a title of one of Richard Slotkins books.
December 13, 2013 - As America remembers the victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting a year after a lone gunman shot and killed 26 people, including 20 children, Bill speaks with cultural historian and scholar Richard Slotkin about the role of guns and violence in our society. Slotkin is the author of an acclaimed trilogy — including Gunfighter Nation — on the myth of the frontier that has shaped our nation. read more w/transcript>>>
And everyone still refers to this Country as the United States as we've evolved into camps, red states and blue states, in much more then just the political. If one can even explain what's been going on as 'political', with little as to ideology to move the country forward, especially in one camp that hasn't shown any want to especially since the change of centuries!