New York Times Front Page Editorial: End the Gun Epidemic in America

The United States is not trying

Right wing heads all across America are exploding in rage as the New York Times says what needs to be said, in a historically rare front page editorial: End the Gun Epidemic in America.

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. It is past time to stop talking about halting the spread of firearms, and instead to reduce their number drastically — eliminating some large categories of weapons and ammunition.

It is not necessary to debate the peculiar wording of the Second Amendment. No right is unlimited and immune from reasonable regulation.

UPDATE at 12/5/15 10:54:40 am by Charles Johnson

RedState head case Erick Erickson became so enraged he yanked out his massive weapon and shot his newspaper.

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