In what was, one of its worst editorial fails, South Carolinian newspaper Rock Hill Herald printed a huge firearms and guns ad right beside the coverage of Sandy Hook School shooting! Needless to say the mistake landed them on the wrong side of the grieving nation!
However, they issued an apology for the mistake, citing, “Advertisements are usually placed days before the newspaper lands on your doorstep. In this case, the advertisement in question was placed Thursday morning. But we at The Herald should have recognized the unfortunate juxtaposition of the advertisement with stories and a photograph about gun violence.”
Gun control has long been among the most controversial issues in American politics. The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution allows an individual the right to bear arms.
In 2008 decision that interpreted the Second Amendment as guaranteeing a “right to keep and bear arms,” at least in one’s home, to all law-abiding citizens. The United States Supreme Court in 2010 held that states are constitutionally restricted in the kinds of gun control legislation they can pass.
According to CNN, “There are an estimated 270 million guns in the hands of civilians in the United States, making Americans the most heavily armed people in the world per capita.”
The most pertinent question right now is whether anything will change as a result of the massacre in Connecticut?