The New York Times today ran a rare Page One editorial urging tighter restrictions on what it deemed "weapons of war."
The editorial stated, in part:
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
The Times reported it was the first such front-page editorial in 95 years, with the last a criticism of the nomination of Warren Harding to be president in 1920.
Read today's editorial HERE and see it below: