Great article. I have been a gun owner for two decades and I never would have imagined the dramatic increase in new, liberal/left gun owners as I am experiencing now. Its great to see our numbers growing as well as the fact that we are finally getting organized. For far too long we have either let the NRA speak for us, but have also allowed anti-2nd Amendment politicians and affluent anti-gun lobbyists to just assume we either didn't exist or that we would never push back. We have arrived...... and I believe we will be effective at countering many of the ignorant and hateful stereotypes of millions of us in this country.
....then again, liberals, the LGBT and the African American community have been at the forefront of gun rights serving as key plantiffs in the landmark Heller and McDonald decisions. For those who hate I hope someday that they can understand how much of a critical civil right gun ownership is to many of us and it is the reason why we are so committed to ensure that our rights are enhanced.