Do you support gun control? If you do, the editorial board of The New York Sun considers you the moral equivalent of George Wallace in 1963:
There have been so many irresponsible statements by those seeking to exploit the tragedy at Newtown, Connecticut, that it's hard to keep up with them, but for the combination of arrogance and inaccuracy one can't beat the editorial the New York Times ran out this week under the headline "Personal Guns and the Second Amendment."Yup -- if you don't want Adam Lanza armed, you're this guy:
... The Times was referring to the Supreme Court's decision in District of Columbia v. Heller, which ... found that the Second Amendment guarantees to Americans an individual right to keep and bear arms. The Gray Lady seems bound and determined to stand in the school-house door in one of the greatest civil rights battles of our time....
Bonus idiocy from the same editorial:
So why did the Founders enshrine this right? What were they aiming to do when the vouchsafed that the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed? Why did they so fear standing armies? Who gets to decide whether the danger of standing arms creates the need to protect the right to arms?So the right now thinks America should dismantle its standing Army (and Navy and Air Force and Marines)? Yes or no? I know a lot of the Ron Paul crowd sincerely believes that, but if the rest of the gun-absolutist right agrees, they should say so. If not, they should explain precisely why gun laws are a betrayal of the Framers' original intent, but having an Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines under the control of the national government isn't. Go on. We're listening.