This is a discussion on Why Liberals Should Love The Second Amendment - a very good read within the The Second Amendment & Gun Legislation Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by rodc13 Again, it's the problems with the labels. An awful lot of those who claim the sobriquet "conservative" are happy to espouse ...
...He suggested that "every American citizen" should own a rifle and train with it on firing ranges "at every courthouse." -Chesty Puller
were this well thought they might actually pique my curiosity and interest. And *gasp* I might even vote for someone who believe this way, in spite of being a "liberal."
I hate how political labels can sway a person one way or another. I really don't care if a politician professes to be a republican or democrat. What matters is if they're going to stand up for our constitution. ALL of it. It's too bad Ron Paul ended his campaign for the presidency.
By all definition I am a "liberal". Not only do I have "liberal" views on many issues, I am a college educated biologist that does environmental contracting... That said...
Like Randy, I have never understood how some of my fellow "liberals" take the views on firearms that they have. I have never for a moment thought that if guns were outlawed crime would drop. It will not. Ever. Its a human condition.
That said, just from a quick glance at some of the comments posted ABOUT "liberals" in this thread give me understanding about why they are so defensive. As a "liberal" it is hard to state your case and position when others are quickly setting up as many straw-men as possible so they can be quickly knocked down. Its aggravating.
I'll stop now as I am pretty sure that we are not supposed to be going on a political rant....
Great article! Thanks for sharing.
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