Partisan divisions on gun control go deeper than the legislation
being fought over in Congress. Supporters and opponents of gun
control have very different fundamental beliefs about the role of
guns in American society. Overall, the poll finds that 29 percent
of Americans think that an armed revolution in order to protect
liberties might be necessary in the next few years, with another
five percent unsure. However, these beliefs are conditional on
party. Just 18 percent of Democrats think an armed revolution may
be necessary, as opposed to 44 percent of Republicans and 27
percent of independents.
Only 38 percent of Americans who believe a revolution might be necessary support additional gun control legislation, compared with 62 percent of those who don’t think an armed revolt will be needed.
“The differences in views of gun legislation are really a function of differences in what people believe guns are for,” said Cassino. “If you truly believe an armed revolution is possible in the near future, you need weapons and you’re going to be wary about government efforts to take them away.”
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