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Posted on 06/05/2002 3:19:14 PM PDT by Dave S
American Voters Overwhelmingly Agree with Justice Department: Individuals Have Right to Bear Arms
A wide majority of American voters (75%) agree with the Justice Departments position that the Second Amendment guarantees the right of individuals to keep and bear arms. Just over a fifth (22%) disagree with the Justice Department, while 4% are unsure.
This result follows a Supreme Court brief filed in early May in which the Justice Department stated its interpretation of the Second Amendment that individuals have the right to bear arms. Since 1973, the department has argued that the Second Amendment protects only gun ownership by state militias, not individuals.
Zogby International interviewed 1,015 likely voters chosen at random nationwide on behalf of the Second Amendment Foundation, an educational and legal defense organization that works to protect the civil rights of firearms owners. All calls were made from Zogby International headquarters in Utica, New York, from Tuesday, May 28 to Thursday, May 30, 2002. The survey has a margin of sampling error of +/- 3.2%.
Republicans (84%) were most likely to agree with the Justice Departments position. Residents of the South and the Central/ Great Lakes, and West (79% average) as well as respondents 18-24 years old (82%) were also more likely to agree. Majorities of Democrats (65%), Easterners (60%), respondents earning $75,000+ annually (70%) and those 65 years or older (65%) also agreed with the Justice Department.
Even among Democrats, senior citizens and the middle class, large majorities do not accept the so-called collective right theory promoted by the most ardent gun grabbers, says Alan Gottlieb, founderof the Second Amendment Foundation. This poll indicates that anti-gunners are not even in-step with their traditional core groups.
For more information on the Second Amendment Foundation, look online at http://www.saf.org/
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I thought you guys might want to ping around some good news for a change.
respondents 18-24 years old (82%) were also more likely to agree
The relentless anti-gun indoctrination campaign in the public schools apparently hasnt found fertile ground.
It is ALWAYS nice to take one from the PC liberal mindset and have it come out in our favor ;-)
Keep the Faith for Freedom
If this majority of Americans don't pull their heads out of their as*es and see the incremental effect of the continuing passage of such laws, this poll means doodly-squat.
What the public thinks about the U.S. Constitution usually has no bearing on what the pols do in their zeal to pass more restrictive gun laws.
One day we may wake up to the gun-grabbers knocking at our door to sieze our firearms.
Kids are amazingly good at detecting huge steaming heaps of Bravo Sierra.
My son prefers the FAL, but doesn't mind range time with the Mini, or a borrowed AK or SKS. Even the 10-22 will do. ;-)
"Hi there Mr. Gun Grabber, meet BORIS."
My gracious, there sure do seem to be a lot of "extremists" out there...
And I'm merely pointing out that unlike all the claims to the contrary, he didnt manipulate this poll or falsify its findings to be consistent with his own beliefs. Many automatically assume Zogby polling cant be trusted because he is a Democrat. Then they are amazed that his polling tends to be the most accurate predictor in presidential elections.
Sort of. Most Americans want more gun controls than they think already exist. When informed of all the statutes and regulations already in place, most of those who had favored 'more' gun control instead indicate that the controls already in place are adequate.
If come to pass, which I doubt, this would be a sad but glorious day.
I love these 2a threads. We're all on the same side again like before the GWB wars started.
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