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83% of Voters Affirm Self-Defense Principles of SCOTUS 2A Decision


83% of Voters Affirm Self-Defense Principles of SCOTUS 2A Decision

53% Say 2nd Amendment Exists Primarily for Personal Self-Defense, While Nearly 30% Believe it Exists to Protect Against Tyrannical Government

(Austin, TX—June 23, 2022) Convention of States Action, in partnership with The Trafalgar Group—one of America’s most accurate pollsters in 2016, 2018, 2020, and 2021—is releasing the results of a new national survey. Results were from surveys conducted June 16th through June 19th of over 1,000 likely 2022 election voters.

“The Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on the 2nd Amendment underscores what Americans already know–that the 2nd Amendment fundamentally exists to afford citizens the right to self-defense. Our data shows that an overwhelming majority of voters agree with the self-defense principle outlined in this decision,” said Mark Meckler, President of Convention of States Action. “As violence increases in our cities and public shootings continue, politicians should be looking for ways to empower good citizens to protect our streets, cities, towns, schools, and churches, rather than the counter-productive gun grab Congress is currently moving forward with. Remember, November is coming."

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KEY INSIGHT: Large Majority of Voters Say the 2nd Amendment Exists to Protect Right of Self-Defense and Against Government Tyranny

  • 53.5% of voters say the 2nd Amendment exists to protect self, family, and property. 
  • 29.2% of voters say the 2nd Amendment exists to protect against government tyranny. 
  • 2.6% say protection of hunting rights. 
  • 14.7% of voters say the 2nd Amendment does not protect any rights they are concerned about. 


About Convention of States ActionBoasting a grassroots network of over 5 million supporters and volunteers, Convention of States’ mission is to restore a culture of self-governance in America and to curtail federal overreach. Its primary focus in accomplishing this mission is using a limited Article V Convention to propose constitutional amendments that impose limitations on the size and scope of the federal government, including a balanced budget requirement and term limits for federal officials.

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Physicians for COS

The diagnosis is clear.

We have a growing cancer today known as the Obamacare. As a result physicians are no longer free to practice medicine.

No profession feels the full force of the federal government more than physicians. The medical profession is the most highly regulated profession in the United States. The practice of medicine is controlled, taxed, and regulated to the point of being destroyed by the heavy hand of the federal government.

Physicians are told how to bill, how much to charge, and how to treat patients. They are mandated to use expensive electronic medical records. The federally enacted HIPPA (Health Information Privacy and Portability Act) makes the communication between physicians and atients burdensome, inefficient,and expensive. Every physician is required by federal mandate to register with the government to obtain an NPI (national provider identifier.) We are required by federal law to obtain and pay for a license to prescribe medication through the DEA, which is separate from our state licensure.

This heavy hand of government not only oversees the largest federal health bureaucracy ever created, but by extension reaches into every state, every city, and every small town to regulate how every licensed physician practices the art of medicine and how citizens obtain care.

The treatment is also clear.

The prescription for a cure was written into our constitution by our founders. Article V of our constitution allows for the states to call for a convention of states to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government through the proposal of constitutional amendments. Physicians should be the strongest supporters of this brilliantly-crafted states’ rights tool placed into our constitution by our founders.

I urge my fellow American physicians to join with me in supporting an Article V Convention of States to take back control of the practice of medicine. It’s the only way that we can return the practice of medicine back to the intimate relationship between a doctor and patient without interference by the heavy hand of a distant, national government.

Jeffrey I. Barke, M.D. Family Physician Newport Beach, CA
Convention of states action

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