This poll needs to be hit

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    Considered hit... and for Broward County I am amazed we are only 4 points behind
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    Can't hit the poll; there is an advertisement bar sitting square over poll selections; I guess they don't want us gun owners tto hit this poll.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by edr9x23super View Post
    Can't hit the poll; there is an advertisement bar sitting square over poll selections; I guess they don't want us gun owners tto hit this poll.....
    Yea what's up with that. Kinda makes you wonder.
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    The poll is on the lower right corner of the home page for the Sun-Sentinel. It's only the results of the poll that are blocked by that pesky ad (as of 9:50PM CDT)

    Try this link and scroll down:

    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/

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    Between "imposing stiffer sentences" and "Nothing" we're actually ahead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by edr9x23super View Post
    Can't hit the poll; there is an advertisement bar sitting square over poll selections; I guess they don't want us gun owners tto hit this poll.....
    Go to the sun-sentinel main page, and the poll is way down the page on the right (at least, for the moment).

    Only after you vote and the results page comes up does it block the view (yes, it blocks the results, partially, but I could see that "tighter restrictions" has a slight edge over "longer prison sentences."

    I answered, "I support a different plan for reducing the illegal use of assault weapons"

    I think that response got single-digit support.

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    Voted for longer prison terms for those using them in crimes.

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    Done. Voted for nothing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronwill View Post
    Voted for longer prison terms for those using them in crimes.
    Same here.
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    if you refresh the page, the sidebar will snap to its correct location.

    I voted for the "I support a different plan for reducing the illegal use of assault rifles." option, because I don't think tying assault or murder charges to the type of weapon used is a good idea; it sounds too similar to the "hate crime" laws. We need to prosecute murderers more strongly whether the guy used a nail file or a machine gun.

    That poll is suspect, IMO. There is only one option for the people who want more government control, but 3 options for those who don't. This splits the votes for one side, and artificially inflates the votes for the other side.

    I think it's perfectly legit to add the totals for the lower 3 options for comparison to the top option. Currently, this would be 39.4% + 8.7% + 8.5% = 56.6% who do not want further federal restrictions on the use or possession of so-called "assault weapons."

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    +1 for longer prison terms.
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    [QUOTE=Bob The Great;481423]if you refresh the page, the sidebar will snap to its correct location.

    I voted for the "I support a different plan for reducing the illegal use of assault rifles." option, because I don't think tying assault or murder charges to the type of weapon used is a good idea; it sounds too similar to the "hate crime" laws. We need to prosecute murderers more strongly whether the guy used a nail file or a machine gun.

    While I agree with you whole heartedly, the anti's don't think like that. To them guns are the "evil" killer and must be eliminated. We, as gun owners, are reluctant to support laws that seem anti 2A in any fashion. I believe, however, we must show that we support harsher sentences for anyone using ANY weapon in a crime, especially firearms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronwill View Post
    While I agree with you whole heartedly, the anti's don't think like that. To them guns are the "evil" killer and must be eliminated. We, as gun owners, are reluctant to support laws that seem anti 2A in any fashion. I believe, however, we must show that we support harsher sentences for anyone using ANY weapon in a crime, especially firearms.
    agreed on that. This poll just happened to have more options, so I chose the one that best represented my view.

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