Originally Posted by BlueTrain
Restriction gun ownership is a conservative thing.
Words have been bastardized over the years, and you're correct in thinking "liberal" for gun rights would be considered less restrictive. Unfortunately we have jacked so many words once they get drug into the political world that the dictionary definition no longer means what it should; conservative, liberal, progressive, moderate, independent, etc...none reflect their definition when used politically.
I'm of the belief that any government allowed to run unchecked, be it liberal, conservative, moderate, even an extreme "Constitutional" government, people's rights will be threatened. Power corrupts regardless and some of the worst atrocities have resulted from the best of intentions...