Poll: During a Manhunt, The Overwhelming Majority of Americans Want A Gun

Poll: During a Manhunt, The Overwhelming Majority of Americans Want A Gun

When Boston residents were hunkered down in their homes waiting for the police to find the Boston bombers, you can bet that most of them were wishing that they had a gun. Arkansas Republican Nate Bell said as much in a tweet while it was going on.


“I wonder how many Boston liberals spent the night cowering in their homes wishing they had an AR-15 with a hi-capacity magazine?” #2A – Nate Bell (@NateBell4AR) April 19, 2013

Of course, liberals complained and said Bell was being “insensitive,” so being a politician, he deleted the tweet and apologized. Yet and still, according to a new Fox News poll, Americans agreed with him.

In a situation like the Boston Bomber manhunt, where there were terrorists in the street while the public was housebound, 69% of Americans said they’d want to be armed.

There are a couple of funny things about that number.

First of all, 88% of gun-owning homes said they’d want to be armed.

In other words, 12% of Americans who ALREADY OWN GUNS wouldn’t want to have them if a terrorist knocked on their door, which has to make you wonder if they’re using their guns as decorations, are pacifists who keep their weapons for Skeet Shooting, or who knows what.

Of non-gun-owning homes, 50% also said they’d want to be armed. Again, it’s easy to understand the 50% that would want to be armed, but what about the 50% that would prefer to have no weapon if two terrorists who’d think nothing of killing them showed up at their homes? Are they suicidal? Do they wet themselves at the very idea of having a firearm in their hands? Do they really believe liberals who tell them that guns cause crime and think they might join the terrorists if they arm themselves?

It’s just strange.

Either way, let the record show that when the chips are down and the tide is high, most Americans want a gun in their hand.

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