Fire Mission: Connecticut poll

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    Fire Mission: Connecticut poll

    The Danbury News-Times - the largest daily paper close to Newtown - is running a gun poll today (Sunday, 10 Mar) similar to the questions they asked state legislators a week ago. Not surprisingly, the results so far indicate strong feelings oppositie to that of the legislators who responded.

    Take our gun survey - offBeat - Connecticut News

    On March 3, Hearst Connecticut Newspapers surveyed 60 state representatives and senators from Southwestern Connecticut to gauge their opinions on eight specific gun control measures. The results were surprising. Now we want to know what you think. Tell us, and Hartford, where you stand.
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    Clicked the link, poll was closed, it showed results but afforded no opportunity to cast a ballot.
    Results looked rather hopeful.
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    I was able to vote. Maybe cause I'm in CT?

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    i was able to vote in the poll just now (11:25AM, Pacific Daylight time)

    poll show about 2,200 votes. a "yes" vote majority on creating a registry of people convicted of a gun crime. otherwise, all "no" majorities. closest vote seemed to be on universal background checks.

    i voted "no" on everything, because i'm suspicious of EVERY proposed new law. a "gun crime" could be owning a high capacity magazine. universal background checks provide the government with a way to establish a gun registration list.

    that is the main sticking point here in Washington State: the state has kept records of every background check ever made, and law enforcement agencies (and anti-gun people) want to keep it in place. 2nd Amendment Foundation offered to support UBC's if the maintained list of all transactions was eliminated, but LEO's objected, so the bill's originators weren't willing to drop the permanent list. Democrats are now pressuring their members to support the bill anyway. a vote is expected soon.

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    Noon Sunday - Poll is still open, Current Status below.

    The UBC result surprised me a bit. I wonder if it might be different if they separated out Gun Shows & Private Parties.

    Do you support expanding the 1993 list of banned automatic weapons to include semi-automatic, assault-style rifles?

    No (76%, 1,727 Votes)
    Yes (23%, 514 Votes)
    Undecided (1%, 34 Votes)

    Total Voters: 2,275

    Do you support banning magazines that can hold more than 10 rounds?

    No (76%, 1,728 Votes)
    Yes (23%, 517 Votes)
    Undecided (1%, 25 Votes)

    Total Voters: 2,270

    Do you support universal background checks (UBC) including guns that are sold between private parties and at gun shows?

    Yes (51%, 1,147 Votes)
    No (44%, 995 Votes)
    Undecided (5%, 115 Votes)

    Total Voters: 2,257

    Would you support requiring people who own or purchase rifles to have a gun permit?

    No (56%, 1,260 Votes)
    Yes (41%, 927 Votes)
    Undecided (3%, 64 Votes)

    Total Voters: 2,251

    Do you support banning the possession of body armor by all except law enforcement and military personnel?

    No (67%, 1,518 Votes)
    Yes (24%, 536 Votes)
    Undecided (9%, 194 Votes)
    (0%, 3 Votes)

    Total Voters: 2,251

    Would you support the creation of a Gun Offender Registry for individuals convicted of a gun crime?

    Yes (67%, 1,510 Votes)
    No (26%, 578 Votes)
    Undecided (7%, 158 Votes)

    Total Voters: 2,246

    Would you support prohibiting the purchase of more than one firearm in a 30-day period?

    No (75%, 1,676 Votes)
    Yes (22%, 497 Votes)
    Undecided (3%, 53 Votes)

    Total Voters: 2,226

    Do you support a 50 percent sales tax on ammunition? Proposals would provide exemptions for ammunition purchased and used at a shooting range.

    No (83%, 1,904 Votes)
    Yes (15%, 351 Votes)
    Undecided (2%, 31 Votes)

    Total Voters: 2,286
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    After voting on the second question, everything just froze up.
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    Do you really think that legislatures wil listen to these polls?
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    Quote Originally Posted by txron View Post
    Do you really think that legislatures wil listen to these polls?
    Directly, no, but this type of public polling is hardly invisible to legislators. A strong public leaning away from what has been proposed can influence the level of support a legislator gives to a particular measure.
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    I was unable to vote.
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    I was able to vote. Results still looking good.
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    Voted.

    We are still behind on, "Do you support universal background checks including guns that are sold between private parties and at gun shows?".
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    The poll only allowed me to vote once. Go figure.
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    Re: Fire Mission: Connecticut poll

    Was able to vote.

    The link at the beginning of the pool (before the poll questions) to the legislator's answers to the same questions was broken, would like to have seen those.

    Still behind on UBCs.
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