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Nearly Half Of Republicans Believe “Armed Revolution Might Be Necessary in Next Few Years”

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Well this poll surely puts Sandy Hook and the failed gun legislation in context. 29% of the American population and 44% of Republicans believe an armed revolution might be necessary in the next few years.

Twenty-nine percent of registered voters think that an armed revolution might be necessary in the next few years in order to protect liberties, according to a Public Mind poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University.

The poll, which surveyed 863 registered voters and had a margin of error of +/-3.4, focused on both gun control and the possibility of a need for an armed revolution in the United States to protect.

The partisan breakdown is what you might expect in the poll.

The survey asked whether respondents agreed, disagreed, neither agreed nor disagreed or did not know or refused respond to the statement: “In the next few years, an armed revolution might be necessary in order to protect our liberties”

Twenty-nine percent said they agreed, 47 percent said they disagreed, 18 percent said they neither agreed nor disagreed, 5 percent said they were unsure, and 1 percent refused to respond.

  • 18 percent of Democrats
  • 27 percent of Independents
  • 44 percent of Republicans

44%? Really? Almost half of Republicans think in the next few years (3-4?) they will need their guns to stage an armed revolution? Obviously for these people gun control is out of the question. Good luck getting anything through the House of Representatives.

So the arms stockpiling will continue, what could go wrong?

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