NYT Front Treats Guns as Killers, Ignores Real Ones: Gun ‘Started Wreaking Havoc in Jamaica’

Posted on August 28, 2019 6:00 pm
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A strange travelogue appeared on the front page of Sunday’s edition — tracing not someone’s vacation experience, but following a gun, from the United States to Jamaica: “1 Pistol, 9 Killings: An Epidemic Overseas, Spread by U.S. Guns.” The text box: “Lax Laws Hide Flow of Illegal Firearms.” It was written by Azam Ahmed, New York Times Caribbean bureau chief. There’s little mention made of the murderers themselves; Ahmed’s focus suggests the real evil is the inanimate metal objects used by the killers.

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