If that's not an oxymoron, I don't know what is...
Libs come in at least two flavors. There’s the partisan hack, who could care less about moral arguments. They support the party because the party supports them. Think Chicago political mafia.
But there are also the lib moralists, who actually consider themselves the moral superiors of conservatives and other primitives. These are the people in your family who argue with you at holiday gatherings, trying to show you are not for equality in marriage, or the rights of a woman to control her own body, or the right of poor people to advanced healthcare and large screen tv’s, or the right of non-anglos to come here and get stuff, even if they have to break the law to do it.
As between the two, I’d almost rather make my case to the Chicago thugs, because they still operate under a principle of self-interest, and that’s something to start with. It’s the real reason the left is so anti-gun. It’s just hard to be dictator when the little folk can shoot back.
Whereas the moralists want to take my guns because they are trying to protect me from myself, primitive creature that I am. And there’s no talking them out of it, except by a miracle. That’s the program they’re running and that’s all there is to it. Even a bad person will withdraw from danger, but a fool rushes in, to everyone’s harm.