I can’t stop wondering

wilwheaton:

How many more innocent people have to be murdered by a person with an assault rifle before Congress stands up to the gun lobby and says “enough is enough”?

I couldn’t help thinking of the conversation I had last week in with some former students in Vietnam where I tried and failed to explain American gun culture. Seriously, try and explain to someone from a different culture why it is that Americans feel the need to own an assault rifle. I know the arguments, but they’re completely baffling to a non-American, and well, they don’t really make sense to me either.