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Monday, September 28, 2015

Poll: Americans Worry About Government Taking Guns

A recent Gallup poll reveals that almost half of Americans regard the federal government as a potential threat. As pointed out in this helpful breakdown of the polling results from NRA-ILA, the most commonly cited reason for distrusting the government is the fear that they would violate the Second Amendment.

While fear of the government’s actions is often painted as paranoia, it is fruitful to remember that the nation’s top fear—the prohibition and confiscation of guns—is an outcome that this administration is actively, if covertly, pursuing.