The New York Times included an editorial on its treasured Page One for the first time since 1920. The editorial calls for increased gun control in light of the San Bernardino shooting. The two culprits, Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik, used legally-purchased assault style weapons.
The FBI is investigating the crime as an act of terror. Malik reportedly pledged her allegiance to ISIS, according to a government official.
The editorial wrote, “Certain kinds of weapons, like the slightly modified combat rifles used in California, and certain kinds of ammunition, must be outlawed for civilian ownership.”
When the New York Times last included an editorial on page one, it was to express displeasure at the Republican nomination of Warren G. Harding. Harding was elected later that year. Harding is seen by historians as one of the worst Presidents and he was embroiled in the Teapot Dome scandal, where federal officials were bribed by oil companies and federal lands were then leased to those companies.