Via Pew Research: As Barack Obama begins his second term in office, trust in the federal government remains mired near a historic low, while frustration with government remains high. And for the first time, a majority of the public says that the federal government threatens their personal rights and freedoms.
53 percent of Americans feel the federal government are a threat to personal rights and 43 percent do not.
Up until 2010, it was 50/47 on the flip side, so within the last nearly three years of Obama being president, those opinions have changed.
In March 2010, opinions were divided over whether the government represented a threat to personal freedom; 47% said it did while 50% disagreed. In surveys between 1995 and 2003, majorities rejected the idea that the government threatened people’s rights and freedoms.Also a direct quote from Pew: As Barack Obama begins his second term in office, trust in federal government remains mired near a historic low and frustration with government remains high.
Since liberal gun grabbers and Obama are just starting with their push for gun bans and gun laws, which many see as an attempt to violate their constitutional Second Amendment right to bear arms, these numbers have the potential to rise over the course of the next few months.