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    PBS gun control poll backfires?

    PBS gun poll backfires; stories from Sydney, Philly may explain why

    A PBS “Newshour” poll launched Sunday appears to be backfiring big time against the gun prohibition lobby – coincidentally on the heels of Saturday’s “I will not comply” rally in Olympia – and news reports from Australia and Pennsylvania this morning may just have some bearing on it all.

    http://www.examiner.com/article/pbs-...ay-explain-why

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    Direct link to the poll -----> http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/...gun-law-state/

    Impressive!

    3,092 votes (3.61%) for more gun control, 81,590 votes (95.3%) against more gun control.
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    Deleted. Double post.
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    We're slipping a little.

    3.69% (3,406) would favor more gun control laws in their state.

    95.26% (87,841) would not.

    However, I choose to also count the "unsure" voters as also being against gun control because of the way the choice is worded: they are "unsure" if gun control is the right solution.

    If some people want ice cream and some people don't, those who are "unsure" probably won't get any ice cream due to lack of enthusiasm.

    Therefore, I'm counting the 969 "unsure" about new gun control laws as "probably too disinterested in supporting it", moving our percentage nearer to 96.31%.

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    As of now

    As of now:

    Yes. Increased regulations on firearms are necessary to prevent another tragedy like the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary. 3.75% (3,584 votes)

    No. Laws like this unnecessarily punish lawful gun owners and will do little to prevent mass shootings. 95.19% (90,866 votes)

    Unsure. It's important to keep the weapons out of the wrong hands, but this may not be the solution. 1.06% (1,012 votes)

    Total Votes: 95,462
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    The premise of the poll is false.
    "I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it." - Thomas Jefferson.

    "Better that ten guilty persons escape, than that one innocent suffer" - English jurist William Blackstone.
    It is AFAIK original to me. Compromise is failure on the installment plan, particularly when dealing with so intractable an opponent as ignorance. - Nightmare

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    Quote Originally Posted by OC for ME View Post
    The premise of the poll is false.
    The premise of all such polls is false. So what? It's always all about the feelz, and in this one they are not getting the feelz they thought they would. And from (supposedly) PBS supporters.

    It is to ROFL.

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    Thank you for voting!
    Yes. Increased regulations on firearms are necessary to prevent another tragedy like the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary. 4.25% (5,135 votes)

    No. Laws like this unnecessarily punish lawful gun owners and will do little to prevent mass shootings. 94.6% (114,297 votes)

    Unsure. It's important to keep the weapons out of the wrong hands, but this may not be the solution. 1.15% (1,385 votes)

    Total Votes: 120,817
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    PBS got hacked by spambots from deep inside TPDRONK aka The Norks.
    "I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it." - Thomas Jefferson.

    "Better that ten guilty persons escape, than that one innocent suffer" - English jurist William Blackstone.
    It is AFAIK original to me. Compromise is failure on the installment plan, particularly when dealing with so intractable an opponent as ignorance. - Nightmare

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    New 2015 Poll from NewsMax

    NewsMax Poll showing good results so far. Surprised there aren't more NRA members and the opposition to Barry is not greater

    http://www.newsmax.com/surveys/Shoul...t_nbr=zujwna4f

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