If you check this out, also check this out:
Liberals & Gun Ownership: [link]
As someone who definitely has left of center political leanings. I consider myself a liberal, democratic socialist [NOT A DEMOCRAT], and a progressive we always get smeared as being anti-gun.
I always laugh at this claim; I mean it was the great Republican God Reagan who signed the Mulford Act which prohibited the carrying of loaded firearms in public when he was governor of California. Reagan also supported the Brady Bill signed by Bill Clinton which implemented background checks for those buying firearms.
It was George H.W. Bush who banned the import of assault weapons.
It was conservative Republican Giuliani who when Mayor of NYC filed a lawsuit against over two dozen gun manufacturers.
Another Republican, George Pataki who signed a law that was said to be one of the nation’s strictest gun control laws.
Don’t Blame Liberals for Gun Control
by Richard Poe[link]
Former President George W. Bush also has made past statements of strict gun control and tracking.
George W. Bush on Gun Control [link]
I can only speak for me, but when it comes to guns I pretty much only have two prerequisites or disqualifiers.
1 – That the person must be mentally stable to own a gun
2 – They have no violent felonies, or any history of child abuse
For  of the background check, there have been several companies finding alternatives to the three day waiting period which is more like a computer system where they input your name, DOB and some other information and it runs a background check in just a few mins so the person can go on their way.
I support this program and it is gaining support among many conservatives as well who have no problem with a quick background check as a better alternative to the three day waiting period while a background check is performed.
As previously stated my political leans are center left, and as a liberal, progressive, democratic socialist we are often smeared as being anti-gun laws. There is a difference between being anti-gun and being for responsible gun ownership such as background checks and mentally stable.
One of my favorite quotes written by an evil *sarcasm* democratic socialist is
The Constitution of the United States guarantees to you the right to bear arms… You have the unquestioned right, under the law, to defend your life and protect the sanctity of your fireside. Failing in either, you are a coward and a craven and undeserving of the name of man.
-Eugene V. Debs
Goes back to my cave to walk around in my evil leftist liberal, progressive, democratic socialist, pragmatist brain..