This comes from Daniel Henninger's column about Democrats' efforts on gun control in the WSJ of 10/5/17 WSJ. Download Gun Control After Las Vegas PDF. On the difference between Democrats and Republicans, he says the following:
It is to suggest that gun control is really a proxy for a political and social divide on the broad, bedrock issue of security.
Whether that security applies to one's person, home, neighborhood, city or the nation, progressives and conservatives see humankind and the world it inhabits through a different mental lens. Progressives embrace the benign while conservatives fear the malign. Liberals say, give peace a chance. Conservatives say, Annie get your gun.
2:50 PM 10/5/2017