The Freedomfighter

If "gunfighter" now means fighting guns, then does freedomfighter now mean fighting freedom?

I saw this cover on the stands today and it made my blood boil. Gunfighter now means fighting guns? Then does freedomfighter mean fighting freedom? Politicians always want to present themselves as some kind of heroes fighting the good fight, and no one (outside of Obama) is worse in this than New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.