The Republicans in Congress look like they are about to sell us out on the question of protecting the Second Amendment. The way they took a dive on the “fiscal cliff” gives us an idea of what they will probably do when confronted with Barack Obama’s fearsome attacks on gun ownership. They won’t listen to us. They will jump as high as the media and Obama tells them to and count themselves lucky if they aren’t singled out as a Hillbilly and an ogre for opposing “common sense” gun control.
According to a newly released report, based on the results of a major sampling of conservatives–the kind of people who vote in Republican primaries–if this scenario plays out many Republicans might be in for a rude awakening.
The survey on attitudes toward the Second Amendment was conducted by The Blaze a website run by Glenn Beck. The 106 questions it posed made it a very extensive probe of the issue. It drew almost 5 million responses from almost 3 million people. Not surprisingly 100% believe owning a gun is a right.
Of direct importance to Republicans, 85% are over 34 years old and four of five are homeowners. Furthermore 78% are parents; three of four are married and almost 75% are veterans or have a family connection to our military. Over seven in ten are males and nearly two in three are gun owners themselves.
The level of interest in protecting the right to own guns is so high among these very likely Republican primary voters that when given a chance they contributed 86 questions that were pointed enough to be added to the survey.
There is little chance that the media will take note of this data because it doesn’t fit into their template. They have used fake “polls” to lie and tell us people want gun control. They have made their position abundantly clear by even publishing the home addresses of licensed honest gun owners.
Nevertheless, liberal journalists don’t run in Republican primaries. Those who do, or realize they could, ought to take note of this message from the Republican base.
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