Boston Globe pens searing gun control editorial: 'Make It Stop'

The Boston Globe Wants You to Know Exactly Where It Stands on Gun Laws

The Boston Globe used an image of an AR-15 with the message "Make It Stop" on the newspaper's cover Thursday, publishing a searing front-page editorial on gun control and tweeting the names of mass shooting victims.

Gun control has been revived as a topic this week following the deadly terror attack at Pulse nightclub in Orlando that left 49 people dead on Sunday morning. The Globe cover hit newsstands hours after Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy wrapped up a 15-hour filibuster on gun control, calling for congressional action. On the paper's cover, a single bullet hole is shown at actual size just below the gun's ammunition magazine.

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The Globe's editorial kicks off with a powerful message: "Greed, legislative cowardice, advanced technology — that is how we got here. 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 AR-15-type assault-style rifle that was used in the Orlando massacre is similar to the weapon used in other mass shootings, including attacks at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut and a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. In addition to the editorial, the Globe has been tweeting out the names of mass shooting victims.

The editorial goes on to mention the investment in gun stocks of many 401(k) plans, details the power of an AR-15 and names the Senate members who oppose gun control. The Globe's #MakeItStop hashtag appears to have been well received on social media, with the exception of several gun enthusiasts.

See some of the reaction to the powerful cover:

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Boston Globe pens searing gun control editorial
The AR15 is the most lied about gun in America. #MakeItStop
#MakeItStop do like me and go buy another AR15. Great weapons for home defense, particularly for women. Protect yourself.
At 2 AM the @BostonGlobe began tweeting names of victims gunned down around the US. So many names. So many yet to be tweeted. #MakeItStop
.@KellyAyotte, the US must ban semiautomatic weapons. Please help us end mass shootings. #MakeItStop
Powerful, meticulously researched editorial and graphics in the Globe today. #MakeItStop
#MakeItStop 90,000 gun deaths since Sandy Hook & we won't even pass expanded background checks. Thank the #NRA
So sick of the paranoia. A background check is NOT A BAN. #MakeItStop
The @BostonGlobe has gone crazy on guns and it's pretty impressive. #MakeItStop online campaign naming victims of gun violence all morning.
Keep doing what you're doing @BostonGlobe!! #makeitstop
The @BostonGlobe is doing something terrific right now. They are tweeting out names of victims of mass shootings. Powerful. #MakeItStop
What @BostonGlobe is doing with their Twitter account right now is what social media SHOULD be used for. #guncontrolplease #MakeItStop

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