Friday, January 18, 2013
Poll: 65% See Gun Rights As Protection Against Tyranny
Rasmussen -- Two-out-of-three Americans recognize that their constitutional right to own a gun was intended to ensure their freedom.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 65% of American Adults think the purpose of the Second Amendment is to make sure that people are able to protect themselves from tyranny. Only 17% disagree, while another 18% are not sure.
Blog author's comments - Isn't this what the founding fathers had in mind when they wrote the Second Amendment? How do we compare this poll with the election results? Obviously the majority of the voters were not concerned about their Second Amendment rights when they voted for Barack Obama as president for a second term. Perhaps some of the low-information voters would have voted differently if they knew what Obama has in store for the country the next four years.