Yeah, the subject is so charged. It seems like it's charged everywhere, in every venue, not just on the Internet.
I remember my wife and I touring Norway and striking up a conversation with a teenage girl around Bergen. We commented on how great her English was. She commented about how her family likes to travel and how they had been in Scotland and England. And how Norwegian teens get to watch American movies.
We asked if she'd visited America. She said no and she may never go because guns. That's how America is known to Norwegians, she said, as the place people shoot each other.