There are a lot of people who think that Liberals are evil and some people just don't understand what it means to be a liberal or that there are different forms of liberalism like there are different forms of conservatism. So here are several misconceptions about what liberalism is.
1. Liberals automatically hate guns
I like guns. When I move to Washington State I'm planning on doing a lot of hiking, camping, fishing, and a little hunting. However I do not want to be caught unarmed when encountering a Caribou, an Elk, A Wolf, A Cougar, A Bear, ectera so I'm planning on getting a Concealed Carry License and a six shot .38 snub-nosed revolver. Now despite Washington being the first state to legalize all three of Recreational use of Marijuana, Assisted Suicide, and Same Sex Marriage and generally being an ultra-liberal state its gun laws are similar to Nevada or the Carolinas and it accepts permits from the Carolinas. The state that happily elected the democratic socialist Bernie Sanders has looser gun laws than Texas.
See here is the thing, when it comes to Democrats and guns, the Democrats actually have a conservative stance and the GOP has a liberal stance. (Mind-fuck I know) the attitudes on gun's and marijuana are why the Libertarian party is more socially liberal than than the democrats yet their attitude towards welfare and healthcare and more fiscally conservative than the GOP. You see
The definition of Liberalism is, "Liberalism is a political philosophy or worldview founded on ideas of liberty and equality."
The Definition of Conservatism is, "Conservatism (or conservativism) is any political philosophy that favours tradition (in the sense of various religious, cultural, or nationally-defined beliefs and customs) in the face of external forces for change, and is critical of proposals for radical social change."
So the right to own guns is actually liberal (And make no mistake I'm not a democrat and am a Registered independent.) is something the Democrats need to stop saying that 'liberals support assault weapons bans' and shit, because by definition, that is not liberal.
2. Liberals hate America
I fucking love this country and people like Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, or Ted Cruz make me Angry about the corruption and people trying to hold us back. I am pro Universal Healthcare, Tax-payer funded education, expanding welfare and social security. I'm a democratic socialist. (I'm not a communist though I do think that communism might be one day achieved properly when we reach post scarcity in a hundred and something years, till then I'm a democratic socialist)
I want to end the exploitation of ANYONE. I want people to be valued because they are human not because they are wealthy. I love America and I just have a different view of the direction we should go in.
3. Misconception; Liberals love political correctness
Despite not really being sure of what people talk about when they mean political correctness. I love freedom of speech. I think that you should have the right to say what you want as long as you are not threatening or slandering someone. I might think its racist or bull-shit in which case I will use my free-speech to call your racist comments or bull-shit out but you do need to remember what the 1st amendment actually protects.