The Boston Globe publishes animated editorial on gun violence: ‘Make It Stop’
The Boston Globe today used its web publishing prowess to use on an editorial advocating for new gun control legislation. The online editorial features a number of animations to show how average Americans are investors in the gun industry through their retirement plans, the power of semi-automatic weapons, etc.
“Greed, legislative cowardice, advanced technology — that is how we got here,” the editorial begins. “The United States has been pummeled by gun violence since the assault weapons ban expired in 2004. This year, mass shootings have already claimed 61 lives. One class of gun, semiautomatic rifles, is largely responsible. But this nation cannot be a hostage of fear. We can make it stop.”
The newspaper then goes on to identify the six legislators they feel are holding up meaningful gun control – five Republicans and one Democrat.
“Unless this nation wants to see more mass killing in our schools, churches, theaters, nightspots, and office buildings, we must address the casualty quotient, which vastly increases with the use of semiautomatic assault arms,” the editorial concludes. “The idea of restricting unfettered access to assault weapons is only considered radical when it comes out of the mouth of a modern US president. To most Americans, and every other democracy on the planet, it is rightly considered common sense.”