Survey: 44 percent of people fear feds are coming for their guns

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DENVER — Nearly half of likely voters believe that the federal government is coming for their guns, according to a new Rasmussen poll.

Forty-four percent of “likely U.S. voters” believe it is at least somewhat likely that the government will try to confiscate all privately owned guns over the next generation or so, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.

Fifty percent feel gun confiscation is unlikely. The data includes 20 percent who think the government is very unlikely to make this move and 23 percent who say it’s not at all likely.

The survey of 1,000 likely voters was conducted on March 30-31, 2013, by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95 percent level of confidence.

For more details on how the survey was conducted, visit Rasmussen’s website.

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