By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
Almost a third of registered voters believe their gun rights have been so threatened that an armed revolution could be necessary in the next few years, a poll has found. Farleigh Dickinson University surveyed 863 registered voters for the Public Mind poll, which had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.4.
The questions focused on gun control and whether armed revolution would be necessary to protect individual liberties.
The poll was conducted from April 22 to April 28, CNS News reported. The survey included the statement: 'In the next few years, an armed revolution might be necessary in order to protect out liberties.' 29 per cent of respondents said they agreed, 47 per cent disagreed, 18 per cent said they didn't agree or disagree, 5 per cent said they were unsure, and 1 per cent refused to respond. Republicans seemed far more certain that armed revolution was needed, with 44 per cent of those agreeing with the statement identifying as Republicans. 18 per cent of those who agreed were Democrats, and 27 per cent were Independents.
'The differences in views of gun legislation are really a function of differences in what people believe guns are for,' said Dan Cassino, a political science professor at Fairleigh Dickinson. '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.'