Another liberal 2nd Amendment activist here. Don't give them an NRA membership. Your friend doesn't have the background to put it into its proper context. The NRA is good, but very confrontational, and they assume you are looking from the same perspective that they are.
Daily Kos, an extremely liberal web site, has what you need:
Why Liberals Should Love The Second Amendment
You're friend can probably at least see where this article is coming from, unless he's Joseph Stalin.
Originally Posted by BonnieB
If I bought into every piece of propaganda I heard in a day, my head would explode...
I am SO SICK of people telling me what to be afraid of. I lived through the Cuban Missile Crisis, and that set the bar for me.
I'm 24 years old, but my dad lived through it. When I was a child, my dad told me about what he experienced that day. It was the scariest thing I had ever heard, and still is.