Wow. The New York Times actually published a piece that was gun-friendly. While I'm sure it doesn't reflect the views the paper will try to continually give us in their news reporting, at least it made it into the opinion pages.
As for the content, I'm always happy to see laws requiring gun ownership. They may not be enforced, but they've proven effective at reducing crime and they make people more aware of guns as a useful tool.
And, you know, should a tyrant think of taking control, an armed citizenry is a wonderful deterrent.