Assuming all this as true, then from an activism standpoint, what are you advising as a solution? Are you claiming that a politically neutral outreach effort into the liberal community will result in changing views that translate into votes against gun control and for gun rights? I have to say I'm skeptical. I'm certainly familiar with the reality that there are those who self-identify as liberal or conservative but don't hold the mainline views on gun rights/gun control that are typically associated with their political leaning. They're not common but they are out there. The problem, in my experience, is that they almost inevitably vote their party not their views on gun rights/gun control. Which means that such outreach efforts would be, from a practical standpoint, wasted effort. Furthermore, I'm not entirely on board with the idea that the association of gun rights with conservatives and the association of gun control with liberals is some sort of conspiracy perpetrated on an unsuspecting populace by the NRA, or by any other entity. It seems to me that the general, foundational principles of conservatism and liberalism heavily influence the gun rights/gun control views of each group. Looking at other countries where there is no NRA, where the U.S. lobbying organizations don't exist, and where the political parties have different names seems to bear this out.