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    Hit this poll--Should Guns be BANNED in the General Assembly Building??

    Hit this poll concerning guns in the General Assembly Building

    http://hamptonroads.com/polls/should...g?t=1294799402

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    Actually the question is whether they should be banned

    Should Virginia lawmakers ban firearms in the Capitol and General Assembly Building?

    Yes 21% (7 votes)
    No 73% (24 votes)
    Not sure 6% (2 votes)

    Total votes: 33

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    Thankfully, this is not a democracy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by t33j View Post
    Thankfully, this is not a democracy.
    That is sort of what it comes down to.

    Current results are better than 3 to 1 in our favor:

    Yes 21% (13 votes)

    No 75% (46 votes)

    Not sure 3% (2 votes)

    Total votes: 61

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    I mean to say thankfully our state and federal governments are not democracies... not the online pole.
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    Yes
    22% (19 votes)

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    76% (66 votes)

    Not sure
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    Yes
    33% (102 votes)
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    Total votes: 305

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    Should Virginia lawmakers ban firearms in the Capitol and General Assembly Building?

    Yes
    32% (106 votes)

    No
    66% (215 votes)

    Not sure
    2% (7 votes)

    Total votes: 328

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    This poll is yet another example of phrasing a question to get an answer you want, especially in light of the original posters, "should guns be allowed in the general assembly building"? I dang near voted yes until I read the question closer.

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    As of 0605 on the 13th...
    yea 41%
    No Sir 57%

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    Sorry for the misleading post title. I was in a hurry, and wrote the post title from memory, flawed as it was. Sorry.
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    I visited the Pennsylvania State Capitol building in the fall and they had a big sign at the door that there was a security screening ahead and weapons were not allowed which of course meant yours truly was not taking picture inside

    What is the gun toting policy at the VA capitol? Do they want you to have a concealed carry permit? I went in there once just after the remodeling and because I had my VCU employee ID on they waved me around the metal detector but I was unarmed anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glockfan View Post
    I visited the Pennsylvania State Capitol building in the fall and they had a big sign at the door that there was a security screening ahead and weapons were not allowed which of course meant yours truly was not taking picture inside

    What is the gun toting policy at the VA capitol? Do they want you to have a concealed carry permit? I went in there once just after the remodeling and because I had my VCU employee ID on they waved me around the metal detector but I was unarmed anyway.
    You need a CHP to take it in the GA building. Can't take it in the the Building McDonnell and the Sec of the Comm at all and I think you need a CHP in the Capital building but I'm not certain about that.

    OC or CC is fine outside on the grounds.

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    On the question should VA lawmakers ban firearms from the Capital and GA? As of 9:40pm:
    Yea 34% (446)
    Nay 64% (843)
    Clueless 2% (22)
    1311 votes ttl

    Doesn't look like the events of AZ had any real impact much to the distress of some out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TxSwampRat View Post
    On the question should VA lawmakers ban firearms from the Capital and GA? As of 9:40pm:
    Yea 34% (446)
    Nay 64% (843)
    Clueless 2% (22)
    1311 votes ttl

    Doesn't look like the events of AZ had any real impact much to the distress of some out there.
    It's a little sad Swamprat. The event in Az. was tragic, but because of the immediate gun grabbing tactics, many of us immediately get ready for a fight instead of extending our prayers to the victims and their families.

    It's the same with Va. Tech.

    Instead of trying to console people like Lori Haas, who aside from her rabid anti gun campaign, is an enjoyable person to be around, I treat her like a plague carrier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    Lori Haas, who aside from her rabid anti gun campaign, is an enjoyable person to be around, I treat her like a plague carrier.
    She is an attractive woman... all the way up until she opens her mouth and spews her silly communist rhetoric. She stood in front of me, blocking my view while I was sitting in my chair last year. Nice view until she overheard me say to Bridget (my daughter) that someone would make a better door than a window.
    "If I know that I am headed for a fight, I want something larger with more power, preferably crew-served.
    However, like most of us, as I go through my daily life, I carry something a bit more compact, with a lot less power."
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    Quote Originally Posted by MSC 45ACP View Post
    She is an attractive woman... all the way up until she opens her mouth and spews her silly communist rhetoric. She stood in front of me, blocking my view while I was sitting in my chair last year. Nice view until she overheard me say to Bridget (my daughter) that someone would make a better door than a window.
    I know. Remember, I was the one that was picking on her for, and taking pictures of her standing her tripod in front of you.
    She'll be there Monday with her Canon I'm sure.

    I'm not sure attractive is what I'd call her, but she can be pleasant unless you're talking guns.
    Last edited by peter nap; 01-15-2011 at 11:44 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    It's a little sad Swamprat. The event in Az. was tragic, but because of the immediate gun grabbing tactics, many of us immediately get ready for a fight instead of extending our prayers to the victims and their families.

    It's the same with Va. Tech.

    Instead of trying to console people like Lori Haas, who aside from her rabid anti gun campaign, is an enjoyable person to be around, I treat her like a plague carrier.
    Agreed. I watched this event unfold and the first things that came out were the charges made about "political dialogue" and personalities w/in 2 hrs on CNN and before the afternoon had ended calls for "gun control". And you are correct in that many did gird for a fight straightaway and that is truly sad that that is now a natural response. We do remember the fallen and injured and know that there is evil and insanity in the world. That is why we do what we are doing now. We pray for the victim but stand for them also in our own way and work to prevent others from falling prey by defending our right to defend ourselves and for others the same right. That right must extend to all of Virginia including the Capital and GA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    She'll be there Monday with her Canon I'm sure.
    Are you sure you mean "Canon". I thought you meant "cannons" (plural)
    Unless you are talking about her choice of photographic equipment.... :-X
    "If I know that I am headed for a fight, I want something larger with more power, preferably crew-served.
    However, like most of us, as I go through my daily life, I carry something a bit more compact, with a lot less power."
    (unknown 'gun~writer')

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    SERPA retention or concealed...

    "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson
    (Borrowed from "The Perfect Day" by LTC Dave Grossman)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSC 45ACP View Post
    Are you sure you mean "Canon". I thought you meant "cannons" (plural)
    Unless you are talking about her choice of photographic equipment.... :-X
    No, I meant Canon (GL-1 I think).
    I'm not allowed to notice the cannons. unless I want to eat with Zeus in the doghouse
    Last edited by peter nap; 01-16-2011 at 12:50 AM.

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    My Canon is much older. I got my AE-1P in 1982. It still takes great pics, but film is a hassle. \
    I still look at all the cannons I want. I've been an ordnance guy for a long time.
    I can always appreciate different types of ordnance. ;-)
    "If I know that I am headed for a fight, I want something larger with more power, preferably crew-served.
    However, like most of us, as I go through my daily life, I carry something a bit more compact, with a lot less power."
    (unknown 'gun~writer')

    Remington 1911 R1 (Back to Basics)
    SERPA retention or concealed...

    "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson
    (Borrowed from "The Perfect Day" by LTC Dave Grossman)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSC 45ACP View Post
    My Canon is much older. I got my AE-1P in 1982. It still takes great pics, but film is a hassle. \
    I still look at all the cannons I want. I've been an ordnance guy for a long time.
    I can always appreciate different types of ordnance. ;-)
    I've got a FD 100-200mm F/5.6 in excellent condition. I can't use it; yours for $50 if you want it.
    http://s965.photobucket.com/albums/a...ll/For%20Sale/
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