The Democratic candidate could be the 2nd coming of Jesus Christ, as long as he/she supports gun control in any form, they'll NEVER get a vote from me.
Fact is gun control is a platform adopted to get votes today. But the position was originally rooted in a deep fear within the Democratic party. You see the party of Jefferson Davis, Jim Crow laws, segregation, and Black Civil Code laws didn't want the people they had suppressed for so long to be able to take up arms. That fear and racism within the Democratic party still exist today IMHO. Don't believe me... Consider that the strictest gun control laws in the country (places like NY City and LA) are enforced over largely minority communities which are also lead by nearly unanimous Democratic leadership. Now, why is that, exactly?
Gun conrol isn't about the gun. It's about the control
. Democrats don't want any more repeats of events like the Battle of Athens:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of ... %281946%29
.....where Democrats leveraged corruption, voter intimidation, voter poll taxes, and election fraud to control the populace by inserting their candidates into office. They ultimately were prevented from doing so by an armed citizenry who had reached the end of their rope. This is why the Democrats want to advance the narrative that the 2nd has nothing to do with preventing tyranny in government. They don't want us to remember that there are actual examples of this in our history. It's all about hunting if you listen to them. This little inconvenient truth is something they just hope you forget about or never learn about. I'm not saying that the Repubs are beyond this either by the way... Just that history shows us the Dems actually tried tyranny.
I don't fit into a box and so I don't call myself a Democrat or a Republican. I probably more closely align with the Democrats on social and environmental issues and the Conservatives on private property rights, national security, taxes, gun rights, and fiscal policy. I say Conservative as opposed to Republican because there are very few Conservatives left in the Republican party at this point.