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    Should States Have The Power To Outlaw Handguns? Please VOTE


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    Quote Originally Posted by rcawdor57 View Post
    Any surprises here? Didn't think so. Just need to keep in mind the demographic they cater to - I'm sure the other side has their own poll that shows pretty much the exact opposite results.

    syay safe.

    Should States
    Have Power to Outlaw Handguns?
    Here are the results!

    The Total Number of people who voted in this poll: 9,400

    1) Was the U.S. Supreme Court's decision overturning McDonald v. City of Chicago the correct ruling?
    94% voted: Yes
    4% voted: No
    1% voted: Undecided
    2) Should states and municipalities be allowed to put any restriction on the ownership of weapons?
    9% voted: Yes
    84% voted: No
    4% voted: Undecided
    3) Would stricter gun laws make society safer?
    2% voted: Yes
    93% voted: No
    1% voted: Undecided
    4) Does owning a gun make you feel safer?
    88% voted: Yes
    3% voted: No
    3% voted: Undecided
    5) Which political party do you most closely align with philosophically?
    1% voted: Democrat
    63% voted: Republican
    17% voted: Libertarian
    13% voted: Other

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    I was going to reply until they asked for my email and said they'd send me stuff. I don't think the poll is the purpose. It is a gimmick to solicit members.

    No.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eye95 View Post
    I was going to reply until they asked for my email and said they'd send me stuff. I don't think the poll is the purpose. It is a gimmick to solicit members.

    No.
    Same here.

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    Does owning a gun make you feel safer?
    "Feeling safe" is a self delusion. No matter where you are, who you are, armed or unarmed, you are never truly safe from thugs. Being armed just makes you less unsafe.

    Just my 2 cents...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodbender View Post

    Quote Originally Posted by eye95 View Post
    I was going to reply until they asked for my email and said they'd send me stuff. I don't think the poll is the purpose. It is a gimmick to solicit members.

    No.
    Same here.
    Same here, again.

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    I voted no to question 1. SCOTUD definately got it wrong in MacDonald.
    He wore his gun outside his pants for all the honest world to see. Pancho & Lefty

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    Quote Originally Posted by eye95 View Post
    I was going to reply until they asked for my email and said they'd send me stuff. I don't think the poll is the purpose. It is a gimmick to solicit members.

    No.
    No option to opt out until after the fact - oh well, too bad.
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    Do you mean to tell me none of you have a spam email account for just this sort of stuff?

    Shame on you.

    stay safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skidmark View Post
    Do you mean to tell me none of you have a spam email account for just this sort of stuff?

    Shame on you.

    stay safe.
    I do. It even starts with "spambox." My point was that the poll was not genuine. Kind of like a push-poll over the phone. They don't really care about the result. They are trying to manipulate the respondent. In this case, they are trying to manipulate me into signing up for their emails. I don't respond well to that kind of deception.

    Screw 'em.

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    Cool poll:

    Quote Originally Posted by sultan62 View Post
    Same here, again.
    This is why you have a 'junk' email address at someplace like Yahoo....on the order of "CZ52King@yahoo" already set up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Contrarian View Post
    This is why you have a 'junk' email address at someplace like Yahoo....on the order of "CZ52King@yahoo" already set up.
    I have them. More than one, that I use whenever I sign up for something new. (Also, to Firefox users out there, check out BugMeNot)

    As eye95 said, the poll was pointless. Also, I couldn't remember the name of the account so I just closed the tab.

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    I have THE formfill@gmail.com

    Hmmm....
    94+4+1 = 99
    9+84+4 = 97
    2+93+1 =96
    88+3+3 =94
    1+63+17+13 = 94
    Sic Semper Tyrannis

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    Quote Originally Posted by eye95 View Post
    I was going to reply until they asked for my email and said they'd send me stuff. I don't think the poll is the purpose. It is a gimmick to solicit members.

    No.
    Yup. Mee too. Finished the poll answers, then saw the name/email field. No thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cabbitone View Post
    Probably fractional percents not being displayed. And not being rounded.
    Thought of that but:
    88.9+3.9+3.9 = 96.7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Huck View Post
    "Feeling safe" is a self delusion. No matter where you are, who you are, armed or unarmed, you are never truly safe from thugs. Being armed just makes you less unsafe.

    Just my 2 cents...
    "feeling safer" I think is a loaded statement that can be used to point towards being dillusional. Unless you're somewhere like Compton or Geary Indiana, you're probably a lot more likely to run into trouble with car accidents, illness, work related injuries or even a stupid slip and fall accident than to be attacked by a criminal. Being armed increases your chance of survival in an unlikely situation of an assailant. But I strongly believe that 88% of the people who filled that out don't have some broad feeling of safety that comes over them when they have a gun as opposed to when they don't. To me, truly feeling that way hints at likely past severe violent trauma, or other mental issues.

    By the way, I too skipped the poll for the reason of it appearing to be a scam. If they had good intentions, they wouldn't have needed an email.
    Last edited by Michigander; 07-08-2010 at 01:20 PM.

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    lol What a waste. Just a gimmick to get you to sign up. I do think it's funny that such a large portion said they feel safer OWNING a gun. Like others have mentioned, that's borderline delusional.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DreQo View Post
    lol What a waste. Just a gimmick to get you to sign up. I do think it's funny that such a large portion said they feel safer OWNING a gun. Like others have mentioned, that's borderline delusional.
    It is a beginning - gotta start somewhere and that is a good choice.
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    This is like that CCRKBA junk mail I get all the time that has these BS polls or 'Stop xxx now just give us money and well do it for you' garbage. I have hit unsubscribe I don't know how many times and they keep coming....I never even signed up for anything from them in the first place. Seems that they want to be a mini NRA and always beg for money with doom and gloom and really do nothing of benefit in the end. I set up a rule to just move them right to the trash...works better than the unsubscribe link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eye95 View Post
    I was going to reply until they asked for my email and said they'd send me stuff. I don't think the poll is the purpose. It is a gimmick to solicit members.
    If they reserve the right to send me spam, I reserve the right to use a bogus e-mail address.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skidmark View Post
    5) Which political party do you most closely align with philosophically?
    1% voted: Democrat
    63% voted: Republican
    17% voted: Libertarian
    13% voted: Other
    This is the most telling result of all, as it clearly indicates the primary dividing line on the issue of gun control is party affiliation. Or rather, how one stands on gun control will largely determine which political party they support.
    The First protects the Second, and the Second protects the First. Together, they protect the rest of our Bill of Rights and our United States Constitution, and help We the People protect ourselves in the spirit of our Declaration of Independence.

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