In 2011, the term "liberal" is a misnomer. Instead of having an overriding concern for liberty, they believe that they are enlightened people who rightly use force for your own good. They're not against guns per se, or else they would be afraid when they see someone wearing a uniform with a gun. Lots of liberals ride the NY city subway everyday and walk past men toting machine guns and don't give it a second thought. They're just against regular people having freedom.
"Conservatives" on the other hand, say they believe in freedom but their actions betray the fact that they are the same as "liberals". For example, Reagan and Bush liked to talk about hunting and strut around in cowboy hats. Reagan signed the state law in 1967 taking CA from "constitutional carry" (no permit required, open or concealed) to a discretionary concealed only state. Bush I banned almost all semi-automatic rifles from importation with an executive order (still in place today).
IMO, conservatives are more dangerous to freedom because your average "good ol boy" who listens to Rush Limbaugh is fooled every time. They're fixin' to get fooled again by Rick Perry. With a liberal like Obama, you know what you're going to get.