The Gun Epidemic

For the first time since 1920, the New York Times has run an editorial on its front page (page A1, Dec. 5, 2015). At a dangerous moment in our history, when Republican presidential candidates call for a new world war and stand in the way of common-sense gun control legislation (all the while pocketing huge campaign contributions from the NRA and gun manufacturers), the editorial strikes a note of reason combined with urgency. Its central claim is worth emphasizing: “​It is a moral outrage and national disgrace that civilians can legally purchase weapons designed to kill people with brutal speed and efficiency.” Here is the link: Gun Epidemic