The Onion is a satirical publication remember. Not fact-based. At least in theory. But sometimes it’s hard to distinguish fact and fiction in the news.

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So it was in recent lampoons of madman Tom Cotton and the Arkansas legislature for  punishing transgender children.   And yesterday,  it returned to Arkansas for material, choosing U.S. Rep. French Hill as the poster child for a skewering of gun apologists after the latest mass gun slaughter. The “joke” is that Hill, on imagined receipt of big contributions from NRA and Smith and Wesson, would assume the contributions signaled another gun slaughter.

Funny, in a darkly tragic way.

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