Non-Shocker: 65% See Gun Rights As Protection Against Tyranny

Joe Schoffstall
By Joe Schoffstall | January 18, 2013 | 2:11 PM EST

This is the sound of anti-gun activists' heads exploding.

A new Rasmussen Reports poll released today shows that a majority of people - even those who do not own a firearm-  believe that the 2nd Amendment is in place to protect Americans against government tyranny.

Basically, the following poll confirms that the pro-gun crowd's argument aligns more with every day people than those who want to snatch the firearms out of your hands.

The report says:

"Two-out-of-three Americans recognize that their constitutional right to own a gun was intended to ensure their freedom.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 65% of American Adults think the purpose of the Second Amendment is to make sure that people are able to protect themselves from tyranny. Only 17% disagree, while another 18% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

"Not surprisingly, 72% of those with a gun in their family regard the Second Amendment as a protection against tyranny.

"However, even a majority (57%) of those without a gun in their home hold that view.
Many gun control advocates talk of the right to gun ownership as relating to hunting and recreational uses only.

"This poll comes on the heels of 74% of Americans saying we have a Constitutional right to own a gun."

Recently, Breitbart's Ben Shapiro smacked down CNN host Piers Morgan when he tried to argue against this. Here's video of the heated exchange.

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