Take a look at the majority of anti-gun leaning op-ed's over the last week or so. You'll notice a phrase in common. "Race to the bottom".
A phrase conveniently used by the Joyce/Soros funded 'Media Matters' in an article dated Sep. 12th and which has been spread among the journo-sphere like an e-mail from Bill Gates promising you money to hit 'Forward'.
At least they make it easy to know where they get their talking points from.