A READER SENDS THIS FROM THE WASHINGTON POST on how it’s now possible, but still very hard, to get a handgun in D.C. (Via Dave Hardy, who comments: “I never thought I’d see the day when articles like this would be allowed in the Post…” Though there’s still room for progress, especially in D.C., the gun-rights example disproves the belief — common in many circles — that rights lost to government can never be retrieved. They can be, if people are willing to fight for them. Better, of course, not to lose them at all. And yeah, I know this article is from last fall.)