Just pointing out that mass murder by gunfire is a common occurence in the US, where its virtually unknown in other developed nations. Seems like precisely the time to point out that we may have the power to stop the next one.
I'll repost for clarity. Yes, it is satirical. Yes, it does not have solutions. But it points to the fact that the solutions can exist, yet 'partisans goring each others oxen' may be precisely why they are not implemented.
â€˜No Way To Prevent This,â€™ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens - The Onion - America's Finest News Source
I'll even reproduce the short story for those who cant bear to click on the link:
Now if you think a bit.... what do other countries have that we dont have? Racism? nope. Mental illness? nope. Angry youth? nope. Hmm... what could it be?‘No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens
ISLA VISTA, CA—In the days following a violent rampage in southern California in which a lone attacker killed seven individuals, including himself, and seriously injured over a dozen others, citizens living in the only country where this kind of mass killing routinely occurs reportedly concluded Tuesday that there was no way to prevent the massacre from taking place. “This was a terrible tragedy, but sometimes these things just happen and there’s nothing anyone can do to stop them,” said North Carolina resident Samuel Wipper, echoing sentiments expressed by tens of millions of individuals who reside in a nation where over half of the world’s deadliest mass shootings have occurred in the past 50 years and whose citizens are 20 times more likely to die of gun violence than those of other developed nations. “It’s a shame, but what can we do? There really wasn’t anything that was going to keep this guy from snapping and killing a lot of people if that’s what he really wanted.” At press time, residents of the only economically advanced nation in the world where roughly two mass shootings have occurred every month for the past five years were referring to themselves and their situation as “helpless.”