As you can guess the article strongly highlights facts about America has now experienced more than half of the world's last 50 mass shootings and people in the country are 20 times more likely to die due to gun violence than anything else.
Despite all this the ‘people’ they speak to in the article are resigned to the fact that there is nothing anyone can do about the escalating rise of these massacres.
Quotes from ‘residents’ in the article reads as follows:
This was a terrible tragedy, but sometimes these things just happen and there’s nothing anyone can do to stop them
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.
Apart from this being a poignant comment of the lack of movement on gun control in America it is proving to be an evergreen article for The Onion.
As of yesterday they have now shared the same article no fewer than seven times, usually following mass shootings.
Each time the article has been repurposed for a different shooting, with a few names changed here and there but the message remains the same.
They first published it related to the Isla Vista killings in southern California in 2014.
‘No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens http://t.co/5O0H2cszAl http://t.co/7fBzYnJTkq
Every single time the article end on a few brutally honest facts.
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.'