NY Times Editorial Board on A1: Confiscate “Combat Weapons”

December 4th, 2015

The New York Times Editorial Board has a piece on A1 above the fold. It calls for banning and┬áconfiscation of “combat rifles” and “certain kinds of ammunition.”

Certain kinds of weapons, like the slightly modified combat rifles used in California, and certain kinds of ammunition, must be outlawed for civilian ownership. It is possible to define those guns in a clear and effective way and, yes, it would require Americans who own those kinds of weapons to give them up for the good of their fellow citizens.

And the Times suggests that the Presidential candidates (read Hillary Clinton) should champion this cause:

What better time than during a presidential election to show, at long last, that our nation has retained its sense of decency?

I admire the Times’s candor.

Also, I should note that the cert petition in Highland Park–which considers a ban on so-called “assault weapons”–is still pending after 5 relists.