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NY Times Calls for Gun Control in Rare Front-Page Editorial



    NYC Calls for Efforts to Stop Gun Violence

    A Brooklyn church held a gun buyback Saturday and the National Action Network announced a petition drive. Ray Villeda reports. (Published Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015)

    The New York Times published a rare front-page editorial Saturday to call for greater gun regulation in the wake recent deadly mass shootings.

    Publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. said the newspaper decided to run its first Page 1 editorial since 1920 to "deliver a strong and visible statement of frustration and anguish about our country's inability to come to terms with the scourge of guns."

    The editorial, headlined "The Gun Epidemic," suggests drastically reducing the number of firearms and even "eliminating some large categories of weapons and ammunition."

    The editorial comes after three people were fatally shot at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado, last week and 14 people were killed and 21 injured in a shooting Wednesday at a social services center in San Bernardino, California.

    The Times ran a front-page editorial in 1920 to express dismay about the nomination of Warren G. Harding as the Republican Party presidential candidate.