View Full Version : South Florida Sun-Sentinel Assault Weapons Poll.
03-16-2009, 11:38 AM
Please feel free to vote! Thanx!
Today's Buzz - Monday -- South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com (http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/opinion/todaysbuzz/monday/)
03-16-2009, 12:08 PM
The banning crowd is leading in this pole. You better vote and vote now.
03-16-2009, 12:15 PM
It must make a cookie. It only lets you vote once. I could vote again after I restarted my computer. I've got nothing better to do. I'm just sitting around checking FedEx for progress on an order from the CandyMart Place.
03-16-2009, 01:41 PM
A-Salt weapons are a MYTH. A case of "iffn it looks evul" it must be evul. By their standards a Civil War musket is "evil" because you can fit a bayonet to it. (removal of bayonet lugs being one of the requirements)
OOH HI-cap magazines:eek: Liberals have NEVER figured out what that little button does on the side of the reciever. (push button drop empty mag, insert fresh mag) Remember Luby's Cafeteria?
True A-salt weapons (ie: select fire) have been tightly controlled since 1933. You CANNOT buy them without submitting paperwork to the state and the feds and paying a $200 transfer tax. Without that, you can get free room and board in a federal institution for about ten years and your bank account will suffer greatly as well.
Last of all, semi-automatic rifles have been around since just after WW1.
Maybe you don't "need" an A-salt weaponm, but by the same token, you don't need a mercedes, caddilac, or a hummer when you can get around just as well in a hyundai or other puddle jumper
03-16-2009, 03:46 PM
The following will be published in the local newspaper in response to a letter from an ammuntion ban advocate:
Mr. [Deleted] [Letters, March 14] points out that there may be a right to keep and bear arms, but the government should ban ammunition. What a delightful idea! And so useful to the government that it should not stop there.
We can have the right to vote, but the government can refuse to provide voting places or ballots. We can have freedom of the press, but the government can ban newsprint and ink. Freedom of religion? Sure, but no churches, synagogues or mosques are permitted. Freedom of speech? Of course, but the government controls telephones, radio and television.
This, needless to say, has been the practice in many other countries. A constitution may contain a long list of civil rights to which a tyrannical government gives lip service, while prohibiting the means by which those rights may be exercised.
Anyone with common sense would see Mr. [Deleted's] idea for the nonsense that it is. But in the wacky world of gun control, common sense is a scarce commodity.
03-16-2009, 05:49 PM
Currently 57.7% pro-gun rights vs. 42.2% anti-gun rights.
03-16-2009, 05:58 PM
Just voted and the pros are 59.1% now :thup:
03-16-2009, 06:50 PM
Just checked and as someone on CMP said, it appears the working folks are getting home and voting. The poll now shows 73% pro-gun rights and 27 anti-gun rights. Like Gomer used to say, "Golly!"
03-17-2009, 12:17 AM
The poll has ended. The last I saw it was nearly 3 out of 4 pro 2nd amendment. I have never seen the results of a poll that went pro gun reported anywhere. Hope that isn't the case here.
It just allowed me to vote.
03-17-2009, 08:26 AM
It still allows folks to vote. The current total shows 77.% pro-gun rights against 22.6% anti-gun rights. I doubt the final results of this "poll" will ever see the light of day.
03-17-2009, 11:06 AM
I messed up my computer with a Firefox beta download. I can't get the Sun-Sentinel poll and other sites are messed up/ Latest score?
03-17-2009, 11:10 AM
I'm against the ban: It's our Second Amendment right to own a gun (131787 responses)
03-17-2009, 11:16 AM
As of approximately 10:15 CST:
03-17-2009, 11:22 AM
Just answered the door and signed for a SG Inland and FG HRA. Lets talk about good news in threes for a change.
03-17-2009, 12:11 PM
Just voted. 80.6 against & 19.2 for the ban.
03-17-2009, 02:13 PM
Looks like they didn't get the results they wanted.:rofl:
03-17-2009, 02:37 PM
Just voted, 3/17/09 @ 11:30 Am PDST, 20.1% for ban, 79.9% against ban
Dean (the other one)
OFC-Orange County Chapter
03-17-2009, 11:23 PM
THANK YOU for you interest, everyone! I agree that the paper probably didn't get the results it wanted. I read it pretty close today, and the poll was never mentioned. On the other hand, they didn't yank the poll when it started leaning to the right, and it it still there. Love it!!!
03-18-2009, 12:11 AM
On the other hand, they didn't yank the poll when it started leaning to the right, and it it still there. Love it!!!
HA, that probably why its still up, they are waiting for enough floridiots to show up and vote against the 2nd.
As we probably know these relults will get lost so it might be a good idea to copy the results of the poll and email them to your local representives to let them know were the voters stand, Ray
03-18-2009, 03:33 PM
86.6 against. Surprised they still have it up.:lol:
Probably haven't got the word out to acorn:rolleyes:
03-18-2009, 05:04 PM
I live in South Florida and read the Sun-Sentinel (or Sun-Slantinel as it's often called locally). It's generally a very left of center publication editorially, and so far left it's off the scale when it comes to anything relating to guns (along with the Palm Beach Post and Orlando Sentinel). The poll results are as astounding to me in their magnitude as in the result. The total number of votes (over 350,000) is WAY more than their daily circulation and probably 10x, or more, the level of participation most of their polls receive. I attribute part of that to us Floridians who are sick and tired of these local rags continually spouting their anti-gun agenda, but mostly to blogs and boards such as this that get the word out on these polls and generate considerable response. It may not change any opinions on the editorial board, but it does bode well for our ability to use the internet to quickly marshal resources to blunt what I fear will be a never ending stream of attacks on our rights with the current administration and their press minions. We need to continue to make our views known and use all available tools to do it quickly and in numbers. JMHO.
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