NY Times: End the Gun Epidemic in America

Full link: End the Gun Epidemic in America.  This editorial published on A1 in the Dec. 5 edition of The New York Times. It is the first time an editorial has appeared on the front page since 1920.

An excerpt:

It is a moral outrage and a national disgrace that civilians can legally purchase weapons designed specifically to kill people with brutal speed and efficiency. These are weapons of war, barely modified and deliberately marketed as tools of macho vigilantism and even insurrection. America’s elected leaders offer prayers for gun victims and then, callously and without fear of consequence, reject the most basic restrictions on weapons of mass killing, as they did on Thursday. They distract us with arguments about the word terrorism. Let’s be clear: These spree killings are all, in their own ways, acts of terrorism.

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4 thoughts on “NY Times: End the Gun Epidemic in America

  1. Couldn’t agree more with your “bottom line” of the post and in this world of trying to be ultra-politically correct – we lose sight of the truth – mass killing irrespective of where the participants are from – is terrorism, period.

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