I'm not a student of gun law but you have to realize that the Heller
case was as controversial on the conservative side of jurisprudential thought as Roe v. Wade
was on the liberal side. And it's a very restricted holding by a very conservative Court. So I don't expect it to be expanded very far. So far, it holds that you can't be prohibited from having a gun in your home
The comment about Marx and Engels is silly. Neither was alive when our founding fathers defined our system. And, frankly, I expect my President to have professorial grasp of every significant socio-political model and to draw from any which can help us prosper within the confines of our Constitution. That's exactly what's supposed to happen. To the extent that he tries to do things that people think are beyond Constitutional limits, the Supreme Court (with 7 of 9 Republican appointees) will rule. That's the genius of our system.
Besides, the facts are that modern socialist countries have become more capitalistic and capitalist countries have become more socialistic. And by far the most dramatic example of that here wasn't brought to you by the "left" but rather by your very own "free market" hero, George W. Bush, who saw his "laissez-faire" system collapsing before his very eyes and took a BIG gulp of the Marxist Kool-Aid. That's where we are, boyz.
So the old "left-right", "commie-capitalist," "Marxist-libertarian" labels just don't cut it anymore. We're actually going to have to use our brains, fellas.