The term "Liberal", in the context of the late 18th Century, referred to LIBERTY, otherwise known as freedom with responsibility.<quoted text>
You want truth? The truth is that you are not even "Liberal." Thomas Jefferson was a liberal.
You want to take rights away from law-abiding citizens. That is not liberal, that is tyrannical.
You cheer for the disarming of citizens because you have no knowledge of, nor comprehension of history. You have been programed by the idiotic propaganda that we call the media.
You are small-minded and thus choose to vicariously feel powerful by supporting a totalitarian, nanny-state, overbearing government.
What you fail to realize is that by disarming the people, you give the government a monopoly on power and force. When that happens, the government has no reason to fear the people. If the government has no reason to fear the people, they have no reason to serve us.
Soviet Russia didn't disarm the people to prevent school shootings. Communist Russia didn't disarm the people to prevent theater shootings. Hitler didn't disarm the people to fight crime.
That is not to say that your precious democrats currently trying to disarm us have the same intent as Hitler or Mao. Maybe they are just fools like you. But if they do manage to disarm us... someone like Hitler or Mao WILL come along and exploit the fact that we are nothing more than sitting ducks.
In addition, a gun confiscation will not make anyone safer on the street level. Only the legal guns owned by responsible law-abiding citizens will be taken off the street. The guns illegally possessed by criminals (ya know... the people that shoot people) will still be out there. Those criminals, by the way, will not only be armed with a gun. They will be armed with the knowledge that there is no chance that you could defend yourself. Good luck.
"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms, disarm only those who are neither inclined, nor determined to commit crimes. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants. They serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man."
– Thomas Jefferson, 1764
Modern day so-called Liberals want the State to dictate every aspect of individual and societal life, under the guises of "safety" and "fairness."
They have perverted the meaning of the Declaration and Constitution.