Monday, November 6, 2017

"No way to prevent this"

‘No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens 
SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, TX—In the hours following a violent rampage in Texas in which a lone attacker killed 27 individuals and seriously injured several others, citizens living in the only country where this kind of mass killing routinely occurs reportedly concluded Sunday 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 Kansas resident Britt Mulvanos, 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 individual from snapping and killing a lot of people if that’s what they 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 eight years were referring to themselves and their situation as “helpless.” 
Reposted in its entirety from The Onion, which has been reposting this same story repeatedly after mass killings since 2014, changing only names and dates.

(Hat tip to TYWKIWDBI)

6 comments:

  1. Not only that, but it's always too soon to talk about it, unless the killer was a terrorist or a Muslim. Or both. My city's mass shooting was April 3, 2009. How many more will die or be injured (and gun wounds are something you suffer from for the rest of your life) before we have our moment of "enough?"

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    1. Good question. I don't have the answer. Within a week we will have forgotten this latest outrage and be obsessing over some inane tweet.

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  2. Shameful! We should be able to do something about it.

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    1. We can. We simply refuse to. Every other nation in the world has managed to solve this problem, but we continue to worship the almighty gun. And innocents pay the price.

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  3. I think we may be approaching a tipping point.

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    1. Well, we can only hope that things tip in a productive direction.

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