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The Boston Globe Wants You To Know Exactly Where It Stands On Gun Laws

The Boston Globe's recent front page features strong imagery and a clear message. The outlet is also tweeting victims' names from mass shootings.
Posted at 11:36 AM, Jun 16, 2016

The Boston Globe's Thursday front page is a plea to end gun violence in the U.S., featuring a picture of an AR-15 rifle and bullet hole to scale.

The semi-automatic AR-15-style gun is what the shooter used in the Orlando nightclub attack to kill 49 people.

That style of weapon has been used in other mass shootings, including Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut and an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater.

Proponents of tighter gun reform say guns that can hold dozens of rounds and fire rapidly shouldn't be so easy for anyone to get their hands on.

Some advocates are pushing for reform like 1994's federal assault weapons law that, in part, banned certain assault weapons — like the AR-15 — until 2004.

But gun rights supporters argue studies haven't proven the ban had an effect on mass shootings.

The Boston Globe also tweeted the names, ages and dates of death of all mass-shooting victims since that assault weapon ban expired.

The Globe says there have been 47 mass shootings since the law ended, but as Newsy has reported before, that's a notoriously difficult term to define.

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