A guest columnist at the New York Daily News suggests that everyone who believes that power comes from the barrel of a gun -- including the Virginia Tech killer, gang-bangers and others -- is a member of the world's largest firearms safety organization, the NRA. First, criminals don't join advocacy organizations. But in one area, is is right on the money . . . for self defense purposes, the only way for law-abiding citizens to protect themselves against powerful criminals is to have on hand what criminals fear most -- an equal amount of power. But that's not his position.