Reports tell us that lefties are arming themselves. See, for example, Liberals Own Guns Too – The Rise of Liberal Gun Shops, which tells us that “liberal gun stores” are popping up around the U.S. The reason is that the lefties want to arm themselves but don't want to frequent stores that might display a political leaning with which they disagree.
Ostensibly, they want to arm themselves for the same reason conservatives do: for self protection. But then we see articles like this: Author: It’s Not College Kids Creating Chaos To Resist Trump, ‘They’re Professionals’. To wit:
Trevor Loudon, the author of “Enemies Within,” was featured in a recent documentary created by the Capital Research Center called “America Under Siege: Civil War 2017.” The film is about who was behind the inaugural protests against President Donald Trump. They found organizations and professionals like Teresa Gutierrez of the Workers World Party, who proclaims in the film, “this is the revolution that will take Donald Trump down and make America a socialist country.”
No doubt, he says, some of the radical left in the “resistance” aim to push their disruption to the point of social and economic breakdown, and a weakened police so as to get an all-out revolution. But, Loudon says the short-term objective is “to terrorize the squishy Republicans” with shadowy, paid protesters, a corrupt media and mass manipulation by the Bernie Sanders-Tom Perez-Keith Ellison-Barack Obama radical left who suddenly lost their power. They seek to bring about disunity in the Republican ranks using escalating fear and political correctness.
Well, at least not all of them are working for an all-out revolution. Nevertheless, it's troubling when political ideologues suddenly adopt a pro-gun stance they opposed so vociferously not long ago.
Meanwhile, on the bright side, firearm accidents appear to be on the decline. So at least the new gun owners may be developing good safety habits.