Frankly, if we wanted our readers to look at something ugly and evil, we’d repost that photo of the Umpqua Community College shooter. New York Times Magazine contributor and Foreign Policy columnist Julia Ioffe instead posted a photo of a gun held by no one, further asking how something so ugly and evil could become “a symbol of freedom and liberty.”

Foreign Policy columnist: American history = NRA talking points. Please have a seat at the back of the classroom next to Piers.


But is it evil?

But what about it becoming a symbol of freedom and liberty?

Good question — probably a copy of the Constitution with the Second Amendment torn out.