I have no idea why these people are freaking out. He actually isn't talking about regulation, he's talking about personal responsibility. When you purchase a weapon of whatever type be it a firearm, knife, hatchet, etc. you are taking upon yourself a personal responsibility for everyone else who may come in contact with that weapon, whether it be on the using or receiving end.
IF and that's a big IF you are truly honest with yourself when purchasing a weapon, you know whether you should buy something or not. Does a 80 year old man that's legally blind need to purchase a firearm when he can't see 5 feet in front of his face? Absolutely not. But that man may not be honest with himself and buy it anyway. That's why we need a fair, reasonable and clearly lined out criteria in place before purchase. The rules need to be clearly understandable to a regular person, not something 500 pages long with a whole bunch of legal speak that can only be interpreted by a lawyer for $200 an hour.
And that's what I believe the editor was saying. We, as citizens have a duty to others in our society to be responsible in our ownership of weapons and the training required to use that weapon safely and effectively. The government has a duty to establish reasonable regulations that do not infringe on the rights of a reasonable and responsible gun owner. Do I trust the government to be completely reasonable in setting these regulations, absolutely not. Do I believe that all gun owners have full understanding of the responsibility of owning a firearm, absolutely not. There needs to be a meeting of reasonable minds, but unfortunately, I think that will never happen.