We would have a lot healthier discussions about firearms if we all dropped hunting as a talking point, or at least acknowledged hunting is a somewhat orthogonal culture war element used as a smoke screen.
Ultimately the liberal vs revolutionary argument over firearms is about whether the threat to kill your fellow citizens is considered acceptable political leverage.
This is not a left vs right thing, per se! There are lots of leftist (revolutionary) arguments for an armed and HIGHLY militarized population who are absolutely ready to start slitting throats and shooting people to guarantee liberty.
It's just that in the Democratic West, right now, the majority (in my opinion rightly) decided that politics based upon "we are going to kill the shit out of you if you cross us" are... Impolitic.
We can only grapple with this issue honestly if we admit that.
They went to those barricades intending to kill a bunch of people until they got their way, because they deemed that violence an acceptable evil.