Vocativ has a story titled “The Gun Lovers No One Talks About” that describes the politically liberal Second Amendment crowd, which is growing. The purpose seems to be to marginalize the conservative “nutjob” gun owner in comparison to just regular people who own guns.
What does it mean to be politically liberal and also a Second Amendment supporter? Here’s an answer from Jae Seifert, a Colorado resident who is “in favor of legalizing weed and physician-assisted euthanasia. He’s pro-immigrant and believes in civil rights for all Americans. In last year’s election, he was an ardent Bernie Sanders supporter — before he reluctantly backed Hillary Clinton.”
Seifert purchased an AR15 in Colorado. “I think that in this country, because we have freedom, with that comes a certain acceptance of risk,” Seifert told Vocativ in a phone interview. “So if you’re going to be free, that also means I have freedom to do things that you may not like, which includes carrying a gun.”