First of all, The Onion, which describes itself as "America's Finest News Source," is satire although the uninitiated sometimes are confused about that. But secondly, there's generally a substantial grain of truth in what's written there about serious matters. Like the mass shooting that by now has claimed nine lives in San Jose, California.
The brief piece begins, "In the hours following a violent rampage in California in which a lone attacker killed eight individuals and injured several others, citizens living in the only country where this kind of mass killing routinely occurs reportedly concluded Wednesday that there was no way to prevent the massacre from taking place."
I suspect some would not even see the contradiction.
Especially in Iowa, where our GOP-controlled Legislature during its recently concluded session passed legislation that (1) will allow adults to purchase and carry concealed handguns without first obtaining a permit and (2) limits the types of lawsuits that can be filed against gun and ammunition manufacturers.