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Nearly half of Republicans believe an armed revolution may be needed

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Anthony Santor helps a customer select a rifle at Freddie Bear Sports sporting goods store on January 19, 2012 in Tinley Park, Illinois.


A new survey finds that nearly half of Republican voters believe that an "armed revolution" may be necessary against the U.S. government in the near future.

Such a large part of the Republican platform is the vocal support of gun rights and the Second Amendment. Equally vocal is the conservative hatred and paranoia for government and their fear of a government takeover. According to a survey by Fairleigh Dickinson University's PublicMind, 44 percent of Republicans polled said they believe an "armed revolution" might be needed against the federal government in order for them to defend their freedom and liberties. The number is more than double the 18 percent of Democrats who also agreed in an "armed revolution."

When asked about gun control, the supporters of both parties are polar opposites. Almost two-thirds, 73 percent of Democrats say that Congress should pass new and stricter gun legislation, but 65 percent of Republicans oppose any new laws involving guns. Dan Cassino, a professor of political science at Fairleigh Dickinson, notes that the emotional reaction to gun control following the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School has faded.

“If there was a bipartisan moment after Sandy Hook to pass gun control legislation, it’s past. Partisan views have strongly re-asserted themselves, and there’s no sign that they’ll get any weaker.”

The survey also notes that a third of Republicans, 32 percent, believe the truth about the shootings at Sandy Hook are being covered up and are a possible conspiracy.

"Turning to attitudes toward the Sandy Hook shooting in December 2012, which prompted the recent debate over the need for new gun control laws, the survey finds that overall, a quarter (25%) of Americans think that facts about the shootings at Sandy Hook elementary last year are being hidden and an additional eleven percent are unsure. Republicans are more likely to think that the truth about Sandy Hook is being suppressed, with 32 percent agreeing."

The poll reinforces the belief that many gun rights advocates are often paranoid and have an irrational fear of government.

by on May. 1, 2013 at 7:08 PM
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talia-mom
by Gold Member on May. 1, 2013 at 7:58 PM
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Good lord how bigoted you are being.


Quoting turtle68:


Quoting LIMom1105:

Okay, this has become the party of crazy. And they don't get why they don't win national elections?

How in the world are they going to defend themselves against our military?  Foolishness.


IMO its not the military they are thinking of....more of the black neighbour down the road who could possible take their can of beans.


lga1965
by on May. 1, 2013 at 7:59 PM

 

Quoting turtle68:


Quoting AdrianneHill:

They want to start a new civil war so bad, they can't stand themselves. What will they do when he quietly leaves office after the new president is elected? They'll be more disappointed than the time after Y2K didn't destroy the world.
Oh well, good luck in the next global catastrophe

LOL...this is what I think.  Stockpiling guns, having fenced off "retreats" ...When Obama leaves office they will die from disappointment.

 I KNOW  !!!  They have been on a roll since 2008! What a pity when Obama leaves,...poor wingnuts.

turtle68
by Mahinaarangi on May. 1, 2013 at 8:00 PM

huh...coming from you, that is impressive :-)

Quoting talia-mom:

Good lord how bigoted you are being.


Quoting turtle68:


Quoting LIMom1105:

Okay, this has become the party of crazy. And they don't get why they don't win national elections?

How in the world are they going to defend themselves against our military?  Foolishness.


IMO its not the military they are thinking of....more of the black neighbour down the road who could possible take their can of beans.



talia-mom
by Gold Member on May. 1, 2013 at 8:02 PM
I am not making bigoted statements, you are.


Quoting turtle68:

huh...coming from you, that is impressive :-)

Quoting talia-mom:

Good lord how bigoted you are being.





Quoting turtle68:


Quoting LIMom1105:

Okay, this has become the party of crazy. And they don't get why they don't win national elections?

How in the world are they going to defend themselves against our military?  Foolishness.


IMO its not the military they are thinking of....more of the black neighbour down the road who could possible take their can of beans.





Lizard_Lina
by Silver Member on May. 1, 2013 at 8:06 PM
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Except that most people who believe an intervention may be necassary don't believe it started with obama. Most believe thus has been a long time coming since bush senior. But ya know. Crack short sighted jokes. That's mature too.


Quoting turtle68:


Quoting AdrianneHill:

They want to start a new civil war so bad, they can't stand themselves. What will they do when he quietly leaves office after the new president is elected? They'll be more disappointed than the time after Y2K didn't destroy the world.

Oh well, good luck in the next global catastrophe

LOL...this is what I think.  Stockpiling guns, having fenced off "retreats" ...When Obama leaves office they will die from disappointment.


Lizard_Lina
by Silver Member on May. 1, 2013 at 8:08 PM
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My fil and my dh were at each others throats over the election. Obama won and he called dh and cracked jokes and laughed at him the way you see many an "adult" on here do. Last month fil called to bitch about Obama, couldn't believe what an ass he really turned out to be.... It was like well.... We tried to tell you.


Quoting Carpy:

I can tell you, in my neck of the woods, I deal with a lot of very angry people.  They come from both sides of the aisle.  Many are ex Obama supporters.


turtle68
by Mahinaarangi on May. 1, 2013 at 8:09 PM

All good :-)  It depends with me.  At the moment I dislike with intensity our head of state...she is a moron that has ruined our major party.

She is killing it and will lose by a landslide.

However...the opposition leader is a MAJOR MORON...

so no party here...one moron replaces another and we the people have to live through a 4 year bitch fest until they regroup and give us someone worthy of leading

Quoting DestinyHLewis:


Pretty sure it's going to be a heck of a party. Lol 

Quoting turtle68:


Quoting AdrianneHill:

They want to start a new civil war so bad, they can't stand themselves. What will they do when he quietly leaves office after the new president is elected? They'll be more disappointed than the time after Y2K didn't destroy the world.
Oh well, good luck in the next global catastrophe

LOL...this is what I think.  Stockpiling guns, having fenced off "retreats" ...When Obama leaves office they will die from disappointment.




LoveMyBoyK
by Ruby Member on May. 1, 2013 at 8:11 PM
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She is allowed. Just like liberals are allowed to use biased sites, but conservatives are not and are allowed to use overblown fear tactics (like claiming a vast minority of under 1000 people is an accurate representation of millions) but shake the naughty naughty finger when conservatives Do it.

Quoting talia-mom:

I am not making bigoted statements, you are.



Quoting turtle68:

huh...coming from you, that is impressive :-)

Quoting talia-mom:

Good lord how bigoted you are being.








Quoting turtle68:


Quoting LIMom1105:

Okay, this has become the party of crazy. And they don't get why they don't win national elections?

How in the world are they going to defend themselves against our military?  Foolishness.


IMO its not the military they are thinking of....more of the black neighbour down the road who could possible take their can of beans.









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Generica
by on May. 1, 2013 at 8:18 PM
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I think alot of these folks whether repub or not think there is going to be a collapse. And from what I can see, they are right. I don't have a problem at all with people stockpiling.

joey125
by Silver Member on May. 1, 2013 at 8:19 PM

Of course they are lol


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