If you’ve been in the Community for a while you may have seen me already address this issue, but I think it’s important enough to have its own post for discussion.
Self-defense, gun control, firearms, and carrying a gun is not a “liberal” vs “conservative” thing.
Yes, there are people who do not want us to be able to carry a gun - there are even people who think only the police and military should own firearms. Those people are anti-gun, they are NOT “liberals”. I know that a lot of them are liberal, however, a lot of liberals carry a firearm and support the Second Amendment as well. A lot of conservatives are anti-gun and a lot are pro-gun.
By using the term “liberals” for the anti-gun crowd we are alienating those who are liberal and carry a firearm or are interested in finding out more about firearms. Alienating someone does nothing to help our goal of educating, training, and being able to defend ourselves and our families.
I welcome anyone and everyone to the USCCA Online Community who would like to discuss how we can best protect our families and ourselves. Everyone does not have to agree on everything, but we all have to be respectful and logical with our discussions so that we all may learn from each other.