If it was satire, it was inappropriate.
Satire is meant to be inappropriate. It's meant to get you to think. It's not supposed to be comfortable. It's not a comfortable topic. If you are comfortable talking about the murders and about inappropriate numbers of guns and the use of them, then I find that very disturbing.
Besides, why should those people who don't want guns in their lives or to have to resort to them, have to follow the lead of those who do? Why not work to get rid of the atmosphere and culture of fear in the first place? I have never once felt fear of getting shot anywhere in Europe or Japan or Canada. I've felt it almost constantly in the States, and that wasn't just in "certain designated areas."
As I wrote earlier I've had a pistol pressed to my forehead. I've lived in neighborhoods (Roxbury in Boston in the mid-1980's), and regularly visited areas where my relatives live (the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Harlem, during the 60's till the 2000's) where guns were very common, and you heard gunfire every night, and many nights there was someone getting killed. I've seen someone shot on a Boston street right across the street. I've had a land owner pull a rifle on me after I inadvertently wandered onto his land in Oregon. I've had a carload of young men, in the countryside in Oregon, drive by while I rode my bicycle along the side of a country road, all of them pointing guns at me as a joke (the "responsible gun owner" is too often a myth). I don't know how many times I've had police pull guns on me simply for looking like a Mexican and happening to be in the wrong, white neighborhood. Several times I've been thrown up against patrol cars by these police, with guns pointed at me, and being interrogated for several hours. My mother in Manhattan has been mugged at gunpoint twice. My brother in Boston was mugged and shot, and had to be taken to the hospital. On my bicycle rides to work in Boston I don't know how many times I saw teenage boys dash onto the bicycle lane and attempt to steal a jogger's or bicyclist's money at gunpoint. Or how many times on the road, when someone tailgated or pulled in front of another driver, my family members or friends warning the rest of us to cool it and not precipitate a possible retaliation, especially with the possibility of there being a gun.
This kind of stuff has never once happened anywhere else in the world where I've lived. Not once. Not even the fear of it. I've never once heard of any family member, friend, or acquaintance getting held up at gunpoint. There is something sick and twisted in the States, and so much of it has to do with this macho attitude about guns and "being a warrior". Most people don't want to be "warriors", and they shouldn't have to.