Following the murder of musician Christina Grimmie and the massacre of 49 innocent civilians at Pulse night club in Orlando, countless celebrities have taken to social media to share their thoughts and feelings about the senseless tragedies that have engulfed America.
But through it all, one post continues to appear across Twitter, Instagram and Facebook feeds.
A vigil for victims of the Orlando shooting. Source: provided.
Comparing the simplicity in which a man can arm themselves to the near impossible hurdles women must jump over to be in control of their bodies, the post begins, "How about we treat every young man who wants to buy a gun like every woman who wants to have an abortion."
It then continues, "mandatory 48-hr waiting period, parental permission, a note from his doctor proving he understands what he's about to do, a video he has to watch about the effects of gun violence, and an ultrasound wand up the ass (just because).
"Let's close down all but one gun shop it every state and make him travel hundreds of miles, take time off work, and stay overnight in a strange town to get a gun," it goes on. "Make him walk through a gauntlet of of people holding photos of loved ones who were shot to death, people who call him a murderer and beg him not to buy a gun."
Despite having been penned a number of years ago, the original author of the post is not known.
They are words that tragically, seem to appear time and again following mass shootings in the US, with neither social injustice ever undergoing any real legislative changes.
"This massacre is therefore a further reminder of how easy it is for someone to get their hands on a weapon that lets them shoot people in a school, or a house or worship, or in a movie theatre, or in a nightclub," outgoing president Barack Obama said following the Orlando shootings. "And we have to decide if that's the kind of country we want to be. To actively do nothing is a decision as well," he said finally.
Witnesses speak about the night club shooting.