Newtown Massacre’s Assault Rifle Highlights Right-wing Ideology’s Number One Nemesis: Reality

Together with Hurricane Sandy and President Obama’s reelection, 2012 has been an annus horribilis for American conservatives and their rigid beliefs. Not like in Israel, of course.

Gun control opponents have been running for the hills in the wake of the tragic massacre of the innocents in Newtown, Connecticut. Cerberus Capital Management is selling the manufacturer of the Bushmaster assault rifle that was the instrument of death for the 20 children and 6 adults killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School; Dick’s Sporting Goods, Walmart and other gun retailers are either eliminating their lines...