Nearly half of all Democrats want to ban hand guns

The right of Americans to arm themselves is enshrined in the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution.
In 2008 in District of Columbia v. Heller, by a razor-thin margin of 5-4, the Supreme Court ruled that the Second Amendment protects the individual‘s right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia.
SCOTUS made clear that the Second Amendment is a safeguard against a tyrannical government via citizens owning arms to defend themselves. What those arms are depend on the circumstances, specifically, arms technology. In the 18th century, those arms were rifles. But in the 21st century, handguns and rifles are insufficient against the vastly superior armament of  the government. And so, in District of Columbia v. Heller, the Supreme Court left open the possibility of the individual’s right to military-grade weapons as a means to defend ourselves against government tyranny.

See “Supreme Court ruled in 2008 that Second Amendment applies to individuals, not militias, and may include military weapons

A recent public opinion survey, however, shows that more than 4 of every 10 Democrats favor the banning of all handguns and, in so doing, stand against nothing other than the U.S. Constitution itself.

Becket Adams reports for the Washington Examiner, March 2, 2018, that according to a just-released YouGov statistically-representative survey of 1,500 registered voters, conducted on February 25-27, with a margin of error of ±2.9%:

  • In response to the question, “Do you favor or oppose … [banning] the sale of all handguns, except those that are issued to law enforcement officers?”,  44% of self-identified Democrats said they would support such a ban, while 46% said they would oppose it. In contrast, 81% of Republican respondents said they oppose the ban.
  • 82% of Democrats favor banning semi-automatic firearms — 73% “strongly” and 9% “somewhat” favor — such as AR-15 rifles like the one alleged to be used on February 14 by Nikolas Cruz in M.S. Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. In contrast, 53% of Republican respondents said they’d oppose such a ban.
  • 41% of Democrats favor a repeal of the Second Amendment, while 39% said they’d oppose it. In contrast, 60% of the broader population overwhelmingly oppose repealing the Second Amendment, while 21% support it.
  • The majority of both Democrats (86%) and Republicans (81%) support prohibiting people with a “history of mental illness” from owning firearms. Of course, what constitutes “mental illness” or a “history” of mental illness is left to the authorities to define.

Hillary Clinton on Democrat useful idiots
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daveyone1
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tricolorro1
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tricolorro1

DemocRATs belong in a Communist Country, not in America which DemocRATs are trying to turn into a Communist Country.

Alma
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Alma

NOT IN MY TIME!

Silhouette
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Silhouette

If you eliminate the second Amendment you may as well throw the entire Constitution away and let the fighting begin.

Comrade Obama
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Comrade Obama

SCOTUS can try and eliminate the 2nd Amendment. It will result the same way prohibition did, but with bloody results and an end for SCOTUS.

Maryaha
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Well, this might actually be good news. The conservative right owns the majority of the guns in this country, which means that when the loony liberals try to change the Constitution, they will get a big surprise. 😳

Cool Person
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Cool Person

I can make up statistics too! Do you know that 91% of Democrats support eating babies? Mmmmm, babies.

palcau ioan
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palcau ioan

this war against the right to bear arms is the only thing that keeps alive this demonic party.

marblenecltr
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Reblogged this on necltr and commented:
Hillary Clinton, “Look, the average Democrat voter is just plain stupid. They’re easy to manipulate. That’s the easy part.” As told to Dick Morris in “Rewriting History,” 2005. Her thoughts, not mine.

Brian Heinz
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If you use enough emotion and tell the lie enough they will believe it and it seems the loony left has arrived to this point. Now when the time comes they will the first in line to be mowed down in one of their marches and blame it on the right to instigate the confiscation of all guns. The Civil and Spiritual War is coming please be ready. I thought that it would take much longer but the fact of all the sin in this country I think now sooner than later.

MomOfIV
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MomOfIV

then demorats should give up their guns….that would be interesting to watch…demorat vs demorat…libtards who have guns vs libtards who want to take them…who would win in the libtard gun grab? I think soros (and his shadow puppet obama, et al.) would win, just like the devil, he wants to sow animosity, contention, confusion, hatred, and division while pushing any mention of Jesus in to the background. he’s using the snowflake liberals’ moronic belief in “equality” and “safety” to justify his evil means. all of his foundations in usa should be shut down and assets frozen. it’s amazing that he… Read more »

brackenkaren
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All they have to do is brainwash a generation of children and the 2nd Amendment will be gone. We are very close to that point now. When was the last time you saw a 5 year old with a toy gun and holster. When was the last time you saw kids playing cops and robbers or cowboys and indians?? Grandparents need to educate their grandchildren because their parents won’t do it.

DCG
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Molon labe!

Glenn47
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Glenn47

It is sad to know that almost one half of half of the population wants to take your rights away. You don’t like guns, fine don’t own one. But that doesn’t give you the right to take guns away from people that do like owning them. Taking all hand guns away will do nothing to stem crime. Another weapon will be found. We all know guns are way down on the list of ways people die. This is about being able to have a way to eliminate those that oppose their little liberal agenda. After your guns, they will come… Read more »

Kevin Lankford
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Kevin Lankford

Only half?….That mean there is still hope?
I actually know a number of claimed conservatives who are avid gun owners and hunters who are perfectly fine with stricter laws, background checks, and carry permitting, indifferent to how low the bar is already to be barred from exercising one’s second amendment right. A bar nearly all have stepped over and just not been caught.

Lophatt
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Lophatt

Yes, but if you allow them to pick and choose what types of firearms are “covered”, you’re doomed. If you take the position that we do not need permission, you will refuse, categorically, to discuss it with them. That’s the absolute best approach.
When they say “but surely you can’t mean….”. You say “what part of shall not be infringed don’t you understand?”.

bob
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bob

so if 90% of Americans wanted to bring back slavery that would be ok? no, you do not violate a person’s God given rights just because a majority want to do it.

bob
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the 4 “justices” who voted against the second amendment in heller are nothing more than political hacks and should be impeached.

Dave
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Well, I’m pretty sure 99% of REAL Americans want to ban democrats.

Lophatt
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Lophatt

Got it! I’ll watch for the little “b”.

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