Skip to comments.Two-thirds of U.S. weapons owners would 'defy' a federal gun ban
Posted on 01/24/2013 2:01:16 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
An interesting little factoid has emerged from a new Fox News poll of U.S. voters: Personal sentiments are strong and defiant among many U.S. gun owners.
Question 46 in the wide-ranging survey of more than 1,000 registered voters asks if there is a gun in the household. Overall, 52 percent of the respondents said yes, someone in their home owned a gun. That number included 65 percent of Republicans, 59 percent of conservatives, 38 percent of Democrats and 41 percent of liberals.
But on to Question 47, addressed to those with a gun in their home: "If the government passed a law to take your guns, would you give up your guns or defy the law and keep your guns?"
The response: 65 percent reported they would "defy the law." That incudes 70 percent of Republicans, 68 percent of conservatives, 52 percent of Democrats and 59 percent of liberals...
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And the other 3rd are quietly losing their weapons in the woods and over the side of boats.
Never give an order that you know won’t be obeyed...
I believe the whole idea may be to pass so many laws that nobody could possibly obey them all. You could then round up anybody you want at any time.
Defy, Lie, Do Not Comply.
can't have any officers who'll disregard an UN-Constitutional proclamation.
That's my line in the sand. And a promise to keep.
I believe Sun Tsu said something along those lines. It severely weakens a leader.
That is a great point. You have a firearm? Well I see you haven’t been properly disposing your used motor oil. That carries a fine of $2,000.
This is where our Rule of Law begins to crumble. Our government loses its legitimacy when the citizenry no longer recognizes or respects its authority.
An illigitimate government is destined for a people’s revolt.
When the government can pass laws that make otherwise law abiding citizens criminals, they can enforce them judiciously as they see fit. A Scooter Libby can do jail time whilst a Sandy Burglar gets a dunce hat. A politician can evade taxes while a middle class family man can be jailed for tax filing errors and penalty fee defaults.
My philosophy also. But you take what circumstances and opportunity dictate.
Yep, there are so many laws now that we are all guilty of something. The result is we are all subject to selective and subjective police state harassment, fines, imprisonment, etc.
“...from my cold dead hands”
We’re already at that point:
Many Failed Efforts to Count Nation’s Federal Criminal Laws
They will turn your children and grandchildren into informants in the schools. They will offer big rewards for anonymous leads. They will take your house, car, and savings if you are caught with an illegal gun.
Now, if the government writes laws to confiscate your guns, will you cooperate?
Liberals = Sheep
Conservatives = Sheepdogs (with opposing thumbs)
Democrat Politicians = Wolves
Yep, I no longer have to worry about the banned weapons I USED TO HAVE because of a tragic boating accident that one fateful day........
Here’s another factoid: 100% of thugs, gangbangers, criminals and low lives will not comply either. They don’t give a dang about the laws that are currently on the books, nor will they give two hoots about any new ones.
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