Monday, December 07, 2015

New York Times Front Page Editorial

This weekend the New York Times did something it very rarely does. It put an editorial on the front page. The subject of the editorial: "America's Gun Epidemic". I thought it was well written and persuasive. You can read it here. I think this is the strongest paragraph...

Opponents of gun control are saying, as they do after every killing, that no law can unfailingly forestall a specific criminal. That is true. They are talking, many with sincerity, about the constitutional challenges to effective gun regulation. Those challenges exist. They point out that determined killers obtained weapons illegally in places like France, England and Norway that have strict gun laws. Yes, they did. But at least those countries are trying. The United States is not. Worse, politicians abet would-be killers by creating gun markets for them, and voters allow those politicians to keep their jobs.