Quote: "as a moderate lefty" -- there is no such thing. The Democrat Party no longer tolerates or supports ANY moderate positions on any issue. The last of the pro-life Democrats have been kicked to the curb by the Party, and the radical socialist, anti-American and vehemently anti-2nd Amendment rantings of AOC and the "squad" now seems to represent that Party. Those who say "but Biden is a moderate" are either ignorant or lying. Biden has adopted the far Left positions advocated by the "squad" as well as by Communist Bernie Sanders. So when I hear someone claim to be both a Democrat and "moderate" I know it is pure BS.
There was a time in the past when a fair number of Democrast supported the 2nd Amendment, but that day has passed. But I do understand that there may be some that wish that the Democrats were more flexible on gun issues, but if they remain a supporter of the Democrat Party they are clearly indicating that the 2nd Amendment is a "nice to have" Constitutional right at best, and of lower priority than the rest of the Far Left agenda of the Democrat Party including unlimited abortion "rights", open borders, health care and other taxpayer paid benefits for those illegally in our country, high taxation and oppressive government regulation of what would become a no longer free market system economy.
For me things are fairly straightforward since the same politicians that support the 2nd Amendment, also desire secure borders and a solution to the challenge of the 20 million illegals in our country. All other issue are secondary for me.
Edited by vito, 29 March 2020 - 10:11 AM.