Hey! I was just about to post that article!
I really am up in the air over what the author is trying to say, though perhaps I just don't have the analytical skills of a certain H*nkT. It smells of anti-gunnery, or at least of a kinder, gentler (i.e. "reasonable") approach to gun control, though I can't place exactly how it does this, or if I'm just adding meaning that isn't there.