Saturday, December 5, 2015

"The Gun Epidemic"--An Editorial First

Succinct and dramatic--the editorial on the front page of today's New York Times.

"The Gun Epidemic."

Thank you, editors, for this statement.  

No newspaper has ever before run an editorial on the front page as far as I know.

"Certain kinds of weapons, like the slightly modified combat rifles used in California, and certain kinds of ammunition must be outlawed for civilian ownership."

From the previous day's editorial:

While the nation suffered through the shock of another bloody massacre, on Thursday every Senate Republican except Mark Kirk of Illinois voted against legislation to prevent people on the F.B.I.’s consolidated terrorist watchlist from purchasing guns or explosives.
The measure has been introduced repeatedly since 2007. 

See also:

 "How the NRA Rewrote the Second Amendment":

"The Price We Pay for Liberty?"

"Tough Talk and a Cowardly Vote on Terrorism"

"America Remains Top Arms Seller to the World"

"Meet the 45 Senators Who Blocked Background Checks"

Coalition to End Gun Violence

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