Patriarchy teaches men and boys that expressing any emotion but anger is weak and “sissy” and bad.
And then it teaches them that it’s ok to express anger through violence. And that it’s ok to be violent, especially towards women; domestic abusers and rapists are rarely punished, and victims aren’t believed.
And then we have a society that reveres guns as a symbol of power, strength, “taking care of business.”
And then we wonder why we have so much gun violence?