Gun violence celebrates since early 1990s - see lyrics from a popular song, Frankie and Johnny...
Well Frankie went back to the hardware, For she didn't go there for fun [Slim] Here we go again, So she said to the guy at the counter, I want a great big shiny gun Because I'm after my man, Cause he done me wrong."
[Slim & Joy] Then Frankie goes back to the corner And looked in the window so high There was her no good Johnny, A-makin' love to Nelly Bly. He was her man, but he was doin' wrong.
[Slim] So Frankie stepped back in the shadows; And drew out that long forty-four; [Slim and Joy] And root-a-toot-toot, three times she shoot Right through that hardwood door, She shot her man, 'cos he was doin' wrong.