Thursday, May 2, 2013

Poll: 29% Think Armed Rebellion Might Soon Be Necessary

Maybe this is part of what the show of force in Boston was all about? Why does the writer think the government isn't preparing for just such an uprising? Later in the article the writer states "The eye-opening findings serve as a reminder that Americans’ deeply held beliefs about gun rights have a tendency to cross over into outright conspiracy theories about a nefarious government seeking to trample their constitutional rights..." But why is that a theory? Constitutional rights have been trampled, and will continue to be... 

From TPM

Three in 10 registered American voters believe an armed rebellion might be necessary in the next few years, according to the results of a staggering poll released Wednesday by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind.
The survey, aimed at measuring public attitudes toward gun issues, found that 29 percent of Americans agree with the statement, “In the next few years, an armed revolution might be necessary in order to protect our liberties.” An additional five percent were unsure.
Eighteen percent of Democrats said an armed revolt “might be necessary,” as compared to 27 percent of independents and 44 percent of Republicans. Support levels were similar among males and females but higher among less educated voters...


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