Actually they are not apologetic at all.
They are complying with the "spirit" of the new NY law that was part of the gun grabbing bill that just passed. In addition, they said 27 days was sufficient for everyone to read it anyway.
The editors of this paper would probably be willing to lose all its readers in the name of secular socialism. The mainstream media has shown that they are willing to die a slow death rather than change and offer more balanced reporting.
Did you see the Old Hippie Socialist owner on that YouTube where that group offered him a sign for his home that said, “Proudly Gun Free” or something like that? What a self-righteous schmuck.