How can the media support calls for general disarmament on one hand (e.g., Libya’s militias) and decry state-sponsored slaughter (e.g., the Qubair massacre) on the other? How hard is it to make a link between the two? “The central Syrian community of Qubair was the scene of the latest massacre, where between 78 and 100 men, women and children died. Details began trickling out Thursday . . . of how the village of only 140 people was surrounded in three directions by pro-regime militants known as Shabiha, and a contingent of government soldiers in tanks and trucks equipped with antiaircraft guns,” myfoxny.com reports. Tanks! Truck! Anti-aircraft guns! What’s that got to do with the right to keep and bear arms? “A barrage of shell and gun fire was followed by door-to-door shootings and stabbings, witnesses said.” When will armchair analysts learn that a balance of power is as good as it gets? Period.