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65% Of Firearm Owners Won't Give Up Their Guns To New Laws, Poll Shows

By Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr. | January 25, 2013 | 9:09am EST

A recent poll finds that two-thirds of gun owners will defy new restrictions on firearms.

According to Reason.com 65 percent of respondents said they would "defy the law" to keep their guns if the federal government passed a law to take them away.

Question 47 of the poll asked those with guns in their home the following:

"If the government passed a law to take your guns, would you give up your guns or defy the law and keep your guns?"

Sixty-five percent reported they would "defy the law."

Question 46 asked more than 1,000 registered voters if they had a gun in the household.

More than half (52 percent) of the respondents said "yes," someone in their home owned a gun.

This included 65 percent of Republicans, 59 percent of conservatives, 38 percent of Democrats and 41 percent of liberals.

As CNSNews.com previously reported, sheriffs across the nation have gone on the record saying that they will not enforce any new gun laws that they believe are unconstitutional.

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