Salon is listing what they think are their best pieces from 2007. This Walter Shapiro piece from April - Repeal the Second Amendment - caught my eye:
... [L]iberals should look at the firearms issue from a long-term perspective, instead of going into a fetal crouch over how gun control will play in the next election. A repeal movement would at best take 15 to 20 years to reach critical mass, so this is not the moment to play litmus-test politics and require White House contenders to take self-defeating positions guaranteed to be excoriated in attack ads in West Virginia. But this would be an appropriate time for overly earnest gun-controllers to rethink their tone and their rhetoric to better understand why their opponents are so politically adept at tarring them as elitists. After all, hunters and marksmen no more need the Second Amendment to practice their sports than archers and race-car drivers require similar constitutional protection.
I'd never given the issue much of a look from that angle - repeal - and after reading Shapiro's argument, I think it's worth a closer look.
Final thought (it's related) - Why is NRA "liberal stormtrooper" propaganda so effective? It's so demonstrably false, and their own agenda so extreme, I don't understand why so many people fall for it.