The only way this makes any sense to me is to assume the residents of Kennesaw live their lives in fear.
Of course, you can also try to make sense of this through popular culture. Rich Hall is an American comedian who has been making a living explaining the United States to the British, both through stand-up comedy and through documentaries. As I am totally un-hip, it’s never quite clear to me when his documentaries topple over into BS, but they’re always quite watchable. Hall’s How the West Was Lost might provide some tangential insight into our gun culture. Or not.