Liberals distrust independent, self-sufficient people who don’t depend on the government to make a life for themselves, and want these peoples’ independence limited. Gun owners are relatively independent from the authorities for self-defense so their guns must be taken from them in order to limit their independence. In addition, guns are dirty, oily and loud, so these yucky things must be confiscated, according to the liberal smart-set. Liberals are just generally distrustful of all people who are free and independent of big-government, so these free-spirited gun-owning people must be brought under control.
Of course, there are those totalitarian leftists who want guns taken from all Americans because being gunless is being defenseless and at the mercy of those possessing guns, an example of which is when the Hitlerian left decides it’s time to stomp out all liberties under the constitution and place a yoke around the neck of America. It’s simply a matter of practicality and convenience for leftists to get rid of any real resistance to their ultimate plans.
But most liberals want guns removed from the populace because only then will they consider themselves to be as cool as the French, British and Germans who don’t have guns, and they’ll feel like equals when mixing with these gun-deprived foreigners. After all, it must be hard for leftist Americans to put up with having the terms “cowboy” and “gun-slinger” cast at them by an EU member while trying to dine on the Champs-Elysees or on the upper east side in New York. This is the symbolism referred to in the title above, and it dominates leftist awareness of the world.
Whether to make American leftists feel more comfortable around Europeans or to limit armed resistance to a martial law take-over of a city, state or the entire nation, liberals wish to remove our constitution from the list of documents that assure America’s liberties and rights. Either way, liberal/Democrat/progressive/leftists are a danger to liberty in America.