Sunday’s Washington Post featured on its Opinion page a piece by Fred Hiatt simply entitled, “A gun-free society,” leaving little guesswork as to his stand on gun control:

Maybe it’s time to start using the words that the NRA has turned into unmentionables.


Mass buyback.

A gun-free society.

Let’s say that one again: A gun-free society.

Doesn’t it sound logical? Doesn’t it sound safe? Wouldn’t it make sense to learn from other developed nations, which believe that only the military and law enforcers, when necessary, should be armed — and which as a result lose far, far fewer innocent people than die every year in the United States?

“It would take time,” admits Hiatt, who goes on to detail his dream word in easy reader style. That notorious gun show loophole should be closed, and as for the Second Amendment, the Supreme Court has been wrong before, and would correct itself again “if public opinion shifts.”

Fortunately, radio and TV host and author Dana Loesch does fantastic work waking Hiatt from his “make-believe society wherein evil doesn’t exist, people don’t need to defend themselves, and the Bill of Rights are just malleable suggestions.”

Plus, she had some bonus tweets for the gun confiscation crowd in the wake of the #UCCShooting.

This is getting pretty intense. Maybe we should have set up a link to a “safe space” in another post for those who might be triggered by unapologetic women.