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I wouldn't be hasty in applying the anti-gun label to everyone with liberal views. By Utah standards I would be considered a liberal, even though anywhere else in the U.S. I would be considered right of center (I am an NRA Life Member and possess a CFP - not to mention a mini-arsenal of firearms and ammunition). Even in liberal California, when the opportunity surfaced to ban handguns, a statewide measure to prohibit them failed by a nearly two-to-one margin (Proposition 15). I have several friends and acquaintances that live in California, and would be considered liberal even by California standards, that are adamantly pro-gun and RKBA.

I think when push comes to shove, as demonstrated in California, some liberals are no more interested in being disarmed than the most rabid right-wingers would be. Politics breeds strange bedfellows. Those who have problems with the current administration are not all anti-gun rights. Just as those who agree with the current administration are not all pro-gun rights. I would rather we did not offend liberals who are supporters of the Second Amendment just because we disagree with some of their views.

For the record. I voted for Bush in the previous two elections as I perceived him as being the lesser of two evils. I didn't and still don't agree with all of his policies, but still prefer him to the Democratic alternative. I would that we had a true viable alternative to either party, and I mean one that has a reasonable chance of gaining the presidency (I would not want a repeat of the Ross Perot fiasco that gave us the Clintons) - A party that was truly interested in preserving individual rights, not beholden to special interests, and interested in lessening the burden of government in our lives.
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