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I just wanted the community to be aware of this Politico Poll.

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  •  Voted yes. (4+ / 0-)
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    blueoasis, bhut jolokia, majcmb1, PinHole

    Betch ur ass I did!

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    by lyvwyr101 on Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 11:22:00 AM PST

  •  Voted yes. Now up to 80% yes. (4+ / 0-)
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    majcmb1, bhut jolokia, PinHole, GDbot

    Delenda est filibuster!

    by TofG on Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 11:31:27 AM PST

  •  I Was Surprised That The RatPug Politico's Readers (3+ / 0-)
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    bhut jolokia, PinHole, CwV

    seem so supportive of a ban.

    I keep hearing that an AWB is impossible but where are the polls to support the propaganda?

  •  Voted "yes". (nt) (2+ / 0-)
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    majcmb1, PinHole
  •  You have to scroll down to the far right (2+ / 0-)
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    majcmb1, bhut jolokia

    worth mentioning, as it is no entirely obvious that the poll really is on their front page.

    (But, a lack of clarity at Politico is to expected).

  •  Online Polls don't measure public's view (0+ / 0-)

    on anything.

    Online Polls are however good for building web traffic and provide material for a story based on a poll without merit.

    The most important way to protect the environment is not to have more than one child.

    by nextstep on Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 11:43:47 AM PST

    •  Nevertheless, (3+ / 0-)
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      bhut jolokia, PinHole, Hey338Too

      whenever I have the chance and it only costs me a few seconds, I'm going to speak out.

      It's nice to see that 80% of the respondents agree with me.

      It's the Supreme Court, stupid!

      by Radiowalla on Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 11:52:33 AM PST

      [ Parent ]

    •  Do You Have A Link? Many Are Dubious (0+ / 0-)

      but online polling is gaining respect.

      The issue we address with both our online and our telephone polls is not whether the raw data are a reliable cross-section (we know they are not) but whether we understand the biases well enough to be able to correct them and make the weighted data representative. Both telephone polls and online polls should be judged by the reliability of their weighted data.
      In any case, my diary makes no such claim about the linke poll.  Freeping online polls is just a fun thing that we do.
  •  went and voted NO (0+ / 0-)

    A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward. Franklin D. Roosevelt

    by notrouble on Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 12:33:10 PM PST

  •  Had to vote "I'm not sure." (1+ / 0-)
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    The question is not specific enough.  First, define "assault weapon."

    Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out.

    by winsock on Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 12:51:49 PM PST

  •  Online polls are generally worthless (0+ / 0-)

    But doesn't politico tend to lean right?  I'm taking this poll as a good sign.  I want to be optimistic that the lunacy coming out of the NRA crowd lately is scaring a lot of people straight.  I certainly didn't care much about guns until sandy hook, and now seeing the NRA freaks out in full force, I've never been so anti gun.

    The vision these people have of America is one similar to Somalia or Sudan or Afghanistan or the Wild West - everyone carries a gun in the open, shoots whenever they feel threatened, and are "policed" by gun obsessed vigilante weirdos, while the real cops, of course, are disarmed.  

    For gods sake end the madness.  Weapons capable of committing mass murder have no business being available in the corner Walmart.  And as an Oregon resident, at the very least, the douchebag behavior of walking in a public neighborhood/small business area with assault riffles slung over the shoulder needs to be outlawed.  If Texas wants to live that way, that's their problem (absent a federal ban, which we need to stop the manufacture of these weapons of mass murder), but come get your damn small penis freaks and take them home.

  •  Voted NO (0+ / 0-)

    Why would I be in favor of a pointless law that takes away my AR?  Assault Rifles account for less gun deaths then Shotguns, pistols, and even long rifles.

    Going after it is simply an unjustified gun grab that will serve no purpose except to alienate hunter and other shooting sports folks.  I use my AR-15 for hunting by the way.

    Demanding my gun simply because someone else did a bad thing with one is nonesense.

    How about focus on the high capacity clips and getting back ground checks for every single purchase?  I could support that.

    •  Actually, it serves a real purpose. (0+ / 0-)

      To try and prevent a murderer from being able to put between 3-11 bullets in 20 kids in the time span of about ten minutes.  Sorry that effort will inconvenience your hunting a bit, but you are capable of hunting with a different weapon.  On the other hand, it would be pretty hard to committ this particular crime in this amount of time with a double barrel hunting rifle.  It wouldn't be quite so difficult with an assault rifle accompanied by a backpack if clips holding ten bullets.  I'll never understand why somehow the ten bullet limit seems to so acceptable.

      Not that even Biden will require you to hand your gun in.  No doubt any ban will only affect future sales.  Oh well, at least it would affect the manufacturing of more of these weapons.

      •  So I guess you are going after (0+ / 0-)

        my peasant hunting shotgun as well.  It too is semi-auto.

        Are you also coming for my pistol?  It is semi auot and even has the ability to hold a clip that holds more than 10 bullets.

        Pretty soon I will be down to my muzzleloader I use for late deer season.

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