As a sometimes “Lurker” at DU, I have found that the pro 2nd Amendment and RKBA types there are just as vehement in their support as any NRA member. They have a tough fight there, but they fight it well.
And yes, I do a brain-purge and all-over-antiseptic-shower after leaving the site...
If you want to see what that crowd is thinking, www.liberalgunclub.com is a better venue. Nowhere near the same level of red-faced leftist hysteria.
Are they vehement in defense of guns as a tool of self-defense or merely as sport-hunting, etc? Because I’ve never heard of a leftist who didn’t think that unreasonable racism didn’t lurk in the heart of every white person and that nothing but that raging unreasonable racism would ever require a white person (ie Zimmerman) to shoot a black person (ie Saint Trayvon), even though a majority of crime, especially violent crime, is committed by young black males.
I would think that after 8 years of the “fascist tyranny” of “Chimpy McBusHitler” that liberals wouldn’t be so eager to give up their guns.
I do too. It can be entertaining. Free Republic is solidly pro-RKBA so there's little debate about the issue over here. At DU, things can get quite spirited. The pro-gun liberals over there battle it out regularly with the gun banners and chew their emotionalism up to pieces repeatedly with straight facts. And then these "Gungeoneers" as they're called are accused of employing "NRA talking points" --at which point the gun banners have lost the argument.
Yep! It can be fun lurking over there on the gun threads and seeing the pro-RKBA side win over and over again.