"It is a moral outrage and national disgrace that civilians can legally purchase weapons designed to kill people with brutal speed and efficiency."
You can read the full front page editorial here. It is a powerful call to the nation and its leaders to stop the epidemic now.
And an epidemic is exactly what it is! We need to do for the gun epidemic what we did for other infectious diseases, be they biological (polio, measles) or behavioral (drunk driving).
Related: Rachel Maddow underscores the importance of this editorial. She "reports that for the first time since 1920, the New York Times will publish an editorial on its front page calling for more restrictions on gun possession."
Watch Rachel's video clip here.