Over A Third of Democrat Primary Voters Favor Gun Confiscation

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Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- From 5 December 2019 to 8 December 2019, Zogby Analytics ran an online poll of 443 likely Democrat primary voters. Of those voters, 36% approved of confiscation of legally owned firearms from American Citizens who have not committed a crime.  These are the Americans who really do want to take your guns.

There were 20.4 million Democrat primary voters in 2018, the highest number in two decades.

36% of 20.4 million is 7.34 million voters who want to confiscate firearms from Americans who have not committed a crime.

This contrasts with about 18 million voters who have firearms carry permits and roughly 100 million voters who own guns.

According to Zogby's poll 38-39% of Democrat likely primary voters, or about 7.75-7.96 million voters, want government-paid healthcare for illegal immigrants. The same number want to decriminalize the crossing of the U.S. border without permission. About the same number want to eliminate the private healthcare system in the United States.

Zogby Analytics did not report how much overlap existed between the groups who positively answered the gun confiscation, immigration, and healthcare questions. It seems likely there is considerable overlap. Positive answers to the questions indicate a lack of concern for the rule of law and property rights.

Zogby's poll of likely Democrat primary voters was conducted online, but it was not random or open to everyone. Zogby carefully selected the online pool to represent the Democrat primary voters demographically.

There may be others who support gun confiscation, effective elimination of the border, free healthcare for anyone who crosses the border, and elimination of the private healthcare system in the United States. It seems unlikely many of them exist outside of the Democrat party.  Those outside the Democrat party are unlikely to be effective politically.

It appears the ideological opposition to the Second Amendment numbers about eight million voting Americans. Their number is magnified by a few billionaires and the legacy media, who are overwhelmingly anti-Second Amendment.

Second Amendment supporters are more difficult to measure. Many people say they support the Second Amendment… “but”.

Analysis of referendums and online polls over the last 40 years has led me to believe there are about five times as many committed Second Amendment supporters as there are committed opponents of the Second Amendment.

There are about five million members of the National Rifle Association, and another million or so members of other Second Amendment groups such as Gun Owners of America, the Second Amendment Foundation, Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, and various state groups. Some of those memberships overlap.

Opposition organizations, (who often claim they support the Second Amendment while doing everything they can to prevent people from owning and carrying arms), have much smaller memberships. Formal memberships in Everytown for Gun Safety,  The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, Giffords, and the Violence Policy Center are not easy to measure. They are all relatively small organizations.

Everytown claims “Nearly 6 million have joined the movement”, but those are not dues-paying members.  They are simply the number of email addresses of “supporters”.  People who give actual money to the group are about 100,000.  The group spent about $68 million in 2018.

The NRA spent about $10 million on lobbying in 2018, which was considerably lower than usual. The two numbers are not directly comparable, as the NRA has a much larger staff, and spends a great deal on programs that are not political.

Second Amendment supporters have strength in numbers and commitment. Those who wish to disarm the United States population have far fewer numbers, but billionaires and the legacy media on their side.

As the ideological split in the country intensifies, more people on both sides are likely to invest in arms and ammunition.


About Dean Weingarten:

Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of Constitutional Carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering and retired from the Department of Defense after a 30-year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.

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RK-ARBALEST QUARREL
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We find the Zogby Poll data interesting. Still, especially in reference to the issue pertaining to “gun confiscation,” we, of the Arbalest Quarrel, would have expected those presumed Democrats, who support confiscation of firearms, to be substantially higher than the one-third plus polled who said they do, notwithstanding that the number of those polled who would support such a Government move in our Country is still huge and notwithstanding that those polled who said they support gun confiscation, whether they know it or not, are damning the Second Amendment of our Bill of Rights. That’s not a small matter. What… Read more »

Country Boy
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Country Boy

The Author left out the word socialist in the article’s title. It goes in front of the word democrat,,,,

That said….keep your powder dry boys and girls.

Doszap
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Doszap

Yet not a ONE would be in line to TAKE them.

PAF145
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PAF145

I have seen the average “Democrat soldier”,it will be short and they will be crushed

Country Boy
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Country Boy

Yep. They don’t hold a candle to the ones in 1861.

Vanns40
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Vanns40

The time for “educational” engagement with Liberals regarding the continued call for “just one more law” is long gone. We’ve talked till we’re blue in the face with Liberal trolls like Shannon R. Watts et al. It’s now time to just say NO! Say it again and again. NO compromise, NO new laws, NO discussion except….which gun control laws will we start repealing first and start repealing RIGHT NOW.

Cruiser
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Cruiser

“There were 20.4 million Democrat primary voters in 2018, the highest number in two decades.”
Yeah, and half of them are dead.

“36% of 20.4 million is 7.34 million voters who want to confiscate firearms from Americans who have not committed a crime.”
This statement shows that 7.34 million voters are idiots who don’t deserve the freedoms they have
and shouldn’t be voting at all.

None
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None

The Dems have had it too good for to long and the rest of us let our guards done because we were working and supporting our families but everything changed when finally we got one of US in office when we had someone who was not blowing smoke up our asses They got mad as a 3 year old and started going after all that means something to us, our families our religion and our guns basically our way of life so now as we have watched a 3.5 year tantrum we can see they aren’t going to calm down… Read more »

Gomezaddams51
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Gomezaddams51

It looks like a war is coming. All gun owners need to stand together as a block, we can no longer be broken down into our various groups (those who shoot only shotguns, hunters, owners of the EEEVVVIIILLL little black guns, etc.) because separated we are easy to take down.

Hankus
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Hankus

Who are these idiots, and why are they here? GTFO!

toomanyhobbies
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toomanyhobbies

so a total of 1/3 are incapable of making rational decisions then… drank the cool aid or on drugs?

Boz
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Boz

Come and get it, Mƒr’s! We’ll let you have it, one buIIe† at a time.

Stone
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Stone

Polls seldom are truly representative of the populace. 443 people from New York City doe not poll the same as 443 people from Alabama or 443 people from Montana. hell, I’m a Conservative, and if big brother wanted to pay for my health care, I’d be happy because at least I’d be getting something back from he government. (But I am also smart enough to know I would actually be paying for it.) A third of the democrats I know do not want the Feds to confiscate their guns, most of them are scared of the New Green Deal, most… Read more »

JPM
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JPM

Looks to me that those polls simply indicate who in the population is in need of one of the Democrat style “late term” abortions, for the good of the nation.

CourageousLion
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CourageousLion

I bet if they try harder and make more of an effort to get their polls in the right place they could claim 100% want confiscation. Have them poll Democrats on the debate stage.

The other Jim
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The other Jim

“38% Government paid health care for non US Citizens who entered the country illegally” is listed twice so I think that means 76%.

Laddyboy
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Laddyboy

When you talk to a BRAIN-WASHED NAZI SYCOPHANT, you will always get the communist accepted rhetorical PROPAGANDA – – guns bad. This does not take into account the KILLERS who are WANTON to harm others that these DemocRAT national communist party members want walking around free!

joefoam
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joefoam

I have to question any poll and especially one with this small of a sampling. If even partially correct this would demonstrate the democrats hate for the system that created the richest, most powerful nation in the history of the planet. Never vote for a democrat!

Deplorable Bill
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Deplorable Bill

After nearly sixty years of scholastic brainwashing it should surprise no one that they favor socialism, communism, terrorism and the poverty, sickness, lack of hope they bring. Take careful note of all who push the trash of socialism, communism, terrorism and the demoncrapic left. Their names, addresses, phone numbers, work places, emails could come in handy when they are finally brought up on the charges of treason, tyranny and murder etc. Much of the stuff listed in the above article is just plain evil, the rest is simple insanity.

Arm up, carry on.

CourageousLion
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CourageousLion

Well, if some psychopathic control freak ends up in “power”, maybe all of those who want to confiscate our guns can get a job doing it so that we can rid the gene pool of more psychopathic control freaks. We can start a new group called Psychopathic Control Freak Response Team. It will be sort of like a zombie response team. Aim for the face between their eyes. However, it may not work on idiots with no brains.

Autsin Miller III
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Autsin Miller III

I think it is a stretch to say what millions of democratic voters think after polling 443 of them. There is going to be a bias just based on the fact that it was done on line. Many older voters of both parties are not on line and under counted until they vote. There is no doubt the left is moving further left but personally, I don’t trust a poll that asks .000055 of the people involved.

Autsin Miller III
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Autsin Miller III

Please allow me to correct myself. I used the 7.9 mill number instead of the 20 million number. useing the latter the 443 represent approximately .000022!

Arizona
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Arizona

The America we grew up in is no longer, and the rule of law appears to be dead. Democrats and Republicans have “accomplished” this by replacing voters with immigrants more amenable to big government controlling every aspect of their lives in exchange for cradle to the grave handouts. It makes me sick.

Will
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Will

I would bet the farm there is nowhere close to 5 million members in the former NRA.(they have been using that same very inflated number for years) And just one million members of all other 2A groups combined? Bullshit! GOA has at least 2.5 million Actual Members. (and growing daily) All the Ammoland contributors still try to prop up the NRA in a very subtle way and make them appear as top dog. We all know better. LaPierre and his handpicked corrupt BOD has destroyed the NRA. JOIN GOA!

CourageousLion
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CourageousLion

Life member of GOA here. Life member of NRA also. And damn, they won’t refund my life membership payment. I guess it’s been to long ago when I became one.