Those corporations can also incessantly frighten dumbasses into buying more guns than they could possibly need. Simple arithmetic would tell you that more than one gun will not make you any safer, assuming you pick the ‘safest’ gun. A person with 50 guns is the same threat to would-be interlopers as one single gun in competent hands.
I’ve been to gun shops quite a few times, despite not owning any firearms at the moment. The literature is riddled with ads saying shit like “Get your man-card back!” Or “They’re coming for you!” (the latter featuring some rural homestead no one would ever bother to rob). At this point, most of these gun hoarders have simply made themselves much higher-value targets for thieves (because, again, only the first gun acts as deterrent, the rest are loot).
I really really wish our citizens were more wise to when they’re being manipulated. Our consumerist culture works by first hollowing out your identity, then showing you the consumer item to make that identity whole again. That’s the crux of the gun-nut crowd. Just a hobby to make you feel whole, but pressures you into paranoia and anthropophobia.
Kudos to the gun owners who manage to avoid that cultural trap.