Poll: 65 percent of Americans see guns as protection against tyranny

Even though the Left doesn’t get it, the majority of Americans do — the Second Amendment is here for our protection.

According to a new Rasmussen poll, 65 percent of adults surveyed by phone believe the right to bear arms exists so Americans can “protect themselves from tyranny.”

Only 17 percent disagree and 18 percent were undecided.

The partisan breakdown still reveals that the majority of Americans believe the Second Amendment is to protect against tyranny: 54 percent of Democrats, 75 percent of Republicans and 68 percent of “those not affiliated with either major party” agree that the right to own a gun ensures freedom.

Of those with a gun in the family, 72 percent believe the right to bear arms is designed to protect against tyranny. Even a majority of those without a gun — 57 percent — believe the Second Amendment provides that protection.

And even though the favorability of the National Rifle Association is down to 49 percent from 54 percent in July 2011, it’s clear that Americans still believe in the Second Amendment and the right to protection it supplies.

Take that, Piers Morgan.

The survey of 1,000 adults was conducted on Jan. 16-17. The margin of error is +/- 3 percentage points.

Comments

Comments

  1. Austin Green says:

    Favor-ability for the NRA should be near 100%. They did what the media and politicians have so much trouble with today- they shot the news to us straight and protected the Constitution.

    For those 17% who don’t believe- I have one question, “What do you think protects you from tyranny?” If I go down a list:
    Congress? These guys can’t even vote for campaign finance reform or term limits.
    Military? The government is the source of their orders.
    People’s natural good nature? Well if we had that, Tyranny wouldn’t exist in our vocabulary.
    Piers Morgan? <I just wanted to remind you of a fool to give you something to laugh about.

  2. David says:

    If we give up our 2nd we will soon be under a dictator

  3. Russell says:

    Be afraid. Be very afraid!

    “Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act of depriving a whole nation of arms, as the blackest.”  — Mohandas Ghandi, An Autobiography, page 446

    911 may take three to five minutes to reach your house.  My AR-15 responds at 3,200 feet per second.

    1. Mike says:

      Man Russell! You must be “hot loading” that AR!! Otherwise..the fps would be more like 2700?? LOL!! Just poking a little fun at ya dude! Just keep buying those precious metals Russell…BRASS & LEAD!!

  4. Russell says:

    I had a duplicate post except one had quotation mark correctly used.

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