Point #7 about how tyranny does not apply to contemporary life is ridiculous. I agree that today the U.S. is not likely to fall into chaos or come under totalitarian control. No matter our differences in opinion, we transition from president to president peacefully and that is admirable. That isn't guaranteed to be the case in 50 years. It isn't crazy to say that western societies can descend into chaos. Spain and Germany are just two examples of the last century where this happened. Greece is an example from this century. Are you seriously telling me that a situation like that couldn't happen here? Are there lunatics who think the apocalypse is around the corner? Yes. Should any thought of a tyrannical society eventually forming here be dismissed? No.
Yes, loopholes should be closed. To say you can't close loopholes because of opposition and instead ask for more strict laws seems contradictory to me. How can you pass entirely new laws that are supposedly tougher when you can't close loopholes in existing laws due to opposition? I will agree with the sentiment that SOME who claim to want to close loopholes are hypocritical.
For what it is worth, I agree with some points of the article, particularly number three. I can't count the times I have heard tough talk about what so and so would have done if they had a weapon there. Most likely they would have been taken by surprise and killed. Additionally point #1 is a good one as well. Self reflection and re evaluation is always a good thing.