This local writer might be called a "liberal" on many issues, but I might call him "independent".
This writer explains why he now supports gun rights, when he once supported gun control. His explanation is very sensible. He raises an interesting point about the Pennsylvania Constitution specifically forbidding gun control.
Arlen Specter voted against an amendment that would have provided a gun license that worked like a driver's license ... allowing that any state's license would be honored when a resident was visiting in another state.