Confiscation of Gold and Silver Coins Will Not Happen
April 10, 2012
By Greg Hunter
People ask me on a consistent basis if I think the government will confiscate their gold and silver coins if times get rough. I feel there is little chance of this happening, and here’s why. Gold and silver coins are predominantly held by the wealthy (especially gold). The wealthy are not going to allow the government they support with campaign money to take their gold. It is just not going to happen. Think about it, poor and moderate income people (and that is at least half the population) do not have a significant holding of gold or silver. Most of the rest of the population have the bulk of their wealth tied up in 401-K’s or IRA’s. This may come as a surprise, but most rich people do not have 401-K’s or IRA’s. They have stocks and bonds, but the rich also have the money and smarts to diversify their portfolios.