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Bryan Preston


January 25, 2013 - 2:47 pm

A survey of US adults taken in mid-January suggests that Americans will not take any proposed federal gun ban lying down. The Fox survey asked a range of questions and found that in all, 52% of Americans have a firearm in their home. That’s greater than the percentage that re-elected Barack Obama last year.

The survey also found that, unsurprisingly, far more Republicans than Democrats own guns. Sixty-five percent of Republicans own guns, while just 38% of Democrats do.

The most important question yielded the most interesting result. The question was, “If the government passed a law to take your guns, would you give up your guns or defy the law and keep your guns?”

Sixty-five percent of Americans (70% of Republicans) would defy the law. Even a majority of 52% of Democrats would defy the ban and hang on to their firearms.

For more evidence of this widespread defiant attitude, visit any gun store or gun show. Retailers cannot keep certain firearms and ammunition in stock, as the threat of government bans is creating a run on sales. Gun ranges are also doing brisk business in the face of the Feinstein ban.

h/t Big Government

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.
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