I don’t have an answer. It seems pretty clear at this point that no one else does, either. I just know this: In no other civilized, First World, sophisticated – use any adjective you want – nation on earth do citizens routinely slaughter each other with firearms, and do so for the most personal, selfish and irrational of reasons.
We proclaim “American exceptionalism.” Is this what we’re talking about.
Why are we like this?