The New York Times has not run an editorial on its front page since it opposed the Warren G. Harding presidential bid in 1920.

The San Bernardino rampage has changed that.

On Saturday the so-called newspaper of record placed an anti-Second Amendment editorial on its front page.

“End the Gun Epidemic in America” is collectively written by the newspaper’s editorial board.

The editorial staff argues it is the job of the state to protect citizens and the existence of firearms makes this difficult.

The courts have ruled on numerous occasions, however, that the police are not duty bound to protect the public.

Prior to the mid-1800s citizens were expected to protect themselves and others. After the establishment of police forces in America beginning in the 1830s, this idea eventually fell by the wayside and citizens began to expect and demand protection by the state.

The New York Times editorial board aptly demonstrates the peculiar mental illness many liberals suffer. “It is a moral outrage and a national disgrace that civilians can legally purchase weapons designed specifically to kill people with brutal speed and efficiency,” they write.

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