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Union-Tribune Editorial: Vote For Politicians Who Support Sensible Gun Legislation

A "Vote Here" sign hangs on the San Diego County Registrar Of Voters Office, Nov. 6, 2018.
KPBS Staff
A "Vote Here" sign hangs on the San Diego County Registrar Of Voters Office, Nov. 6, 2018.
The editorial in The San Diego Union-Tribune following the shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio did not mince words.

The editorial in the San Diego Union-Tribune following the shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio did not mince words.

It stated, “If candidates won’t support sensible gun legislation, don’t vote for them. If sitting politicians don’t support sensible gun legislation, vote them out. If the president won’t decry white terrorism, elect one who will.”

The editorial board also wrote, “enough is enough.” But why such strong sentiments now, when the nation has been through so many shootings and the response has been far more moderate?

Matt Hall, editorial and opinion director at The San Diego Union-Tribune, joins Midday Edition on Tuesday to discuss what he hopes the editorial accomplishes.

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