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By Allen West

Barack Obama and the progressive socialist left made no bones about being anti-Second Amendment.

As well, there was a huge concern about a potential Hillary Clinton presidency on the same issue, which we shared with y’all on these pages.

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I have found it incredibly perplexing how the liberal progressive left is always creating new rights: the right to own a home, a right to health care, the right to a free college education, a right to marriage. But, when it comes to our most basic unalienable right, established in the Declaration of Independence, endowed by our Creator: the right to life. The left always finds a way to deny, obfuscate, or dismiss that critical first right.

And, the best way to preserve your right to life, as well as those other first amendment rights in the Constitution, is the Second Amendment.

And, so I find it interesting that the following bit of news went rather undisclosed by the leftist media.

As reported by the Free Beacon:

A new poll published on Thursday found more Americans report having a gun in their home than ever before.

The Wall Street Journal/NBC News surveyof 1,200 adults found 48 percent of Americans said they or somebody else in their household owned a gun. That’s 3 percentage points higher than when the same question was asked last year. It’s 9 percentage points higher than when the question was asked in 2011, the low point of the poll’s findings for self-reported gun ownership.

The United States Census Bureau estimates there are 249,454,440 adults currently living in America. If the Wall Street Journal/NBC News survey is accurate, that equates to 119,738,131 Americans with a gun in their home.

The National Rifle Association said while the gun ownership rate is inherently difficult to measure, the poll undermined the idea that gun ownership is slowly fading in America.

“Throughout their many failures, gun control advocates have comforted themselves with their belief that gun ownership is falling and that they will be able to achieve their policy goals once the number of gun owners sufficiently dwindles,” the gun-rights group’s lobbying arm wrote on its website. “Polling data on gun ownership rates is inherently suspect. Gun ownership is a personal decision, and given the politically charged nature of the topic and government efforts to restrict gun rights, some gun owners are reluctant to share this personal information with strangers. This could result in polling that underreports gun ownership. Other research further suggests that female spouses living in gun-owning households tend to underreport firearm ownership.”

Last year I was elected to the NRA Board of Directors — an immense honor — to be a Guardian of our Second Amendment right…


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