March 10th, 2013 01:44 PM
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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March 10th, 2013 01:55 PM
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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March 10th, 2013 02:38 PM
I was able to vote. Maybe cause I'm in CT?
March 10th, 2013 02:43 PM
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.
March 10th, 2013 02:47 PM
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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March 10th, 2013 02:57 PM
After voting on the second question, everything just froze up.
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March 10th, 2013 03:02 PM
Do you really think that legislatures wil listen to these polls?
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March 10th, 2013 03:15 PM
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.
Originally Posted by txron
NRA Endowment Member
March 10th, 2013 03:23 PM
If the Union is once severed, the line of separation will grow wider and wider, and the controversies which are now debated and settled in the halls of legislation will then be tried in fields of battle and determined by the sword.
March 10th, 2013 03:40 PM
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March 10th, 2013 03:52 PM
I was able to vote. Results still looking good.
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March 10th, 2013 04:28 PM
We are still behind on, "Do you support universal background checks including guns that are sold between private parties and at gun shows?".
I'm just one root in a grassroots organization. No one should assume that I speak for the VCDL.
I am neither an attorney-at-law nor I do play one on television or on the internet. No one should assumes my opinion is legal advice.
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March 10th, 2013 04:32 PM
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March 10th, 2013 04:36 PM
The poll only allowed me to vote once. Go figure.
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March 10th, 2013 05:11 PM
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.
It could be worse!
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