Skip to comments.Two-Thirds of American Gun Owners Would “Defy” a Federal Gun Ban
Posted on 01/26/2013 3:38:11 PM PST by EXCH54FE
Its safe to say Feinstein, Obama and the rest of the gun control gang face an uphill battle when it comes to limiting any Second Amendment rights. According to a Fox News poll, most Americansboth Republicans and Democratswould defy any new laws that would take away their guns.
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.
The good news is that it probably wont come to this. Analysis from Bloomberg shows that if a vote were held today, Feinsteins proposed gun control legislation, which would prohibit the sale or transfer of an estimated 158 assault weapons, would fail to pass the Democrat-controlled Senate.
At least six of the 55 senators in the Democratic caucus have expressed skepticism or outright opposition to a ban, the review found. That means Democrats wouldnt have a 51-vote majority to pass the measure, let alone the 60 needed to break a Republican filibuster to bring it to a floor vote. [
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How many will not register is the immediate question. The ban business is not going to fly apparently, until more Marxists are elected.
52% of Democrats?
Thugs and gangbangers?
They need to first confiscate all of the criminals’ guns.
It will be incremental so they can slowly gain control.
First assault weapons but nobody really cares because they are military type.
Then handguns but nobody really cares because they still have shotguns.
and so forth.
As far as I’m concerned I won’t be going one more step.
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Which is actually the goal, in my opinion.
The totalitarian state we’re evolving into has learned from the crude examples of Stalin and Mao. A comprehensive ban on many kinds of firearms - but not all kinds - will create an immense population of lawbreakers, including not only those against the law but those confused by its complexity, but they’re not going to round everyone up. There’s no need. It’s a potential weapon that can be taken out and used on a case-by-case basis to promote friends and harass enemies. Stalin was wrong about creating terror. All that is really needed is a sense of confusion, unease and distrust. Sometimes people will be arrested, or fined, or merely bothered, just enough to be in the news or be held up in show trials. With the emotions of the population focused this way, those in power can consolidate what they have and prevent others from taking it away.
On the other hand, we’ll have all the porn we want, and probably enough weed to keep certain sections of the population docile. And it won’t matter if the weed is legal or not, either. That’s another tool that can be used to control people.
Ayn Rand predicted this in a stirring speech within “Atlas Shrugged.” Honest men can’t be controlled, so the state creates lawbreakers where no existed before.
God help us.
Only 6 Democrats oppose it?
That is a sin.
But how many Pubbies will sign on to it.What will McCain, Graham , and Rubio do?
The time may come soon to choose to fight for our freedom. To simply lay back and wait until you have nothing left to lose is perhaps not the best course of action, but it is the easiest.
There would be a rash of unfortunate boating accidents, I suppose. :-)
It will not be effective until the movement gets a good leader. Today the totaliarian government can be defeated by the power of PR that is now accessible to everyone for free. In Hitler's and Stalin's time the state was in complete control of every word in the news. Today it's the opposite, FR being an easy example.
Without the leader and without the PR the refuseniks will be taken down one by one, often even without a shot fired. The JBT will wait until you leave the house and then arrest you in the parking lot. They know that a lawful gun owner is not going to shoot at a police officer in the street. It's very safe for them.
This issue crosses political ideology far more than most.
At my club here in NY we have flaming liberals that are so pro-gun they are more militant than those of us on the right about it.
It has very little to do with political ideology at times when RKBA is concerned.
The idiots on the left have stepped in it on this issue. Cuomo stepped on his d*** also by ramming this garbage through.
Yeah, gun control is a prickly issue for democrats in Michigan as well. Guys like Conyers are safe no matter what they do but Lenin and Stupidcow have to face a far more diverse constituency.
Or to simply ban them, and go around collecting them. Of course, no matter what excuse they use would be to ban them in the end.
Count me as part of the 66%.
It's a puzzle I cannot solve.
solves my worry of out living my savings.