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#MakeItStop: Boston Globe Takes Aim at Guns

Once Banned, These Assault Rifles Are Hugely Popular in the U.S. 0:52

MAKE IT STOP.

Those three words and a picture of an AR-15 assault rifle are the striking message running on the front page of the Boston Globe on Thursday.

The front page and accompanying editorial went to print as Senate Democrats were waging a marathon filibuster about gun control in wake of the Orlando massacre.

"The United States has been pummeled by gun violence since the assault weapons ban expired in 2004," the Globe's editorial reads. "This year, mass shootings have already claimed 61 lives. One class of gun, semiautomatic rifles, is largely responsible. But this nation cannot be a hostage of fear. We can make it stop."

Early Thursday, the Boston Globe's Twitter account also posted the names and ages of Americans killed by guns with the hashtag #MakeItStop.

The paper's public stand was the latest media critique of U.S. gun laws after a gunman in Orlando armed with an AR-15 style rifle killed 49 people.