I guess there are WAY more people than we realized who don't like the guv'ment comin' on their property askin' them all sorta personal questions 'n such.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, since May 1st, when census takers started going door-to-door . . . 409 of them have been ATTACKED.
About 48 million U.S. residents . . . or about one out of every six people . . . didn't fill out and mail in their census forms. So more than 635,000 Census takers have been going door-to-door trying to count them. Of the 409 incidents . . .
--132 people have pulled a weapon.
--88 have taken a swing at the census counter.
--24 have sic'ed their dogs or other animals.
--12 have fired gunshots.
--And 12 have KIDNAPPED and held the census taker against his will.
The Census Bureau doesn't speculate WHY people attacked its counters . . . so we don't know if the attacks were by illegals afraid to be counted, people who don't want the government knowing their personal info, or people with other reasons.
They did say that this isn't a new phenomenon . . . every 10 years, when they do a full census and send counters around, there are a small number of attacks.