Yes, but they are allowed and even encouraged to do so. They're not encouraging people to shoot others.
Only farmers, ranchers and hunters should have rifles and they don't need AK47s (or whatever they are) and only police, the military and prison guards should have hand guns. No one else NEEDS a gun. You can protect yourself with a variety of implements that won't cause death (unless that's the intention).
The NRA should be abolished. It's terrible what's happening down there. Completely out of control and seemingly unstoppable. Americans should give their heads a shake and vote out the pro-gun politicians.