I have family members that are increasingly difficult to communicate with due to the division created by the philosophical differences of the Conservative/Republican/Right wing (me and one other brother), and the Others (brother and two sisters (Democrat/Liberal/Left). This extends to many other acquaintances who are also apparently liberals. I have tried to understand them, and have made some observations that many of them have in common, which might contribute to their opposing views on gun control. Most of the opposition have no interest in firearms, do not practice any pro-active awareness in self protection (often indicating that is what laws and the police are FOR), and tend towards "blanket" belief in what the left has to say about the issue. This leads me to believe that they lack in social awareness in three ways. One, a naïve belief in the security of our society in that the police "can handle it". Not individually having been victims of any serious crimes, they see no need in being armed, or being responsible for armed defense; thus, they see no need for anyone ELSE to be armed, either. To them, ANY more guns in the hands of civilians is a danger to the whole of society. History, current news, or a walk any rough area might give them pause, but that leads me to the second problem: ignoring the possibility that citizens are the FIRST responders to violent crime; being the victims, they are the first ones on the scene, and by that, the BEST ones to thwart the offense. To not accept this, after being presented with logical and historical proof is either lazy (shirking a social responsibility placed on them by thousands of years of human behavior, i.e. SELF DEFENSE), or, and I hate to say it, COWARDICE. Do we dare utter that word in this day of social advancement, our peaceful and utopian society notwithstanding? I am preparing my discussions, debates, and arguments to include the words "ignorant, delusional, lazy, and coward" when countering liberal, anti-gun arguments. The words accurately describe citizens that ignore facts, neglect the social DUTY of self defense and defense of others, erroneously conclude that the police can thwart violent crime, and that new laws will miraculously save everyone (when the old laws failed so miserably for some reason). I have tried to avoid name calling, but perhaps the two by four to the head approach with strong, but accurate, words is now the way to go. Coddling those who continue to ignore such obvious truths just isn't working. Most of the liberals I've encountered do not give the matter deep thought, or try to understand the issues, they just "adopt" the rhetoric. That is no longer acceptable.