I could do with some help, please


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Bruce in West Oz
September 26, 2004, 08:26 AM
60 Minutes (Australia) has just had a segment on self-defence, especially with firearms.

They are asking for public votes.

Could I please ask for some votes in favour???????

The URL is: http://sixtyminutes.ninemsn.com.au/sixtyminutes/stories/2004_09_26/story_1236.asp

I know you're all busy and it really doesn't apply to you, but I'd appreciate it as a personal favour.

Thank you.

Bruce

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Kamicosmos
September 26, 2004, 08:29 AM
just hit it....the yeas are winning with 95% of the vote. But, it didn't say how many votes recieved.

R.H. Lee
September 26, 2004, 08:33 AM
ticktickticktickticktickticktick........

The vote link seems to be broken.......

Bruce in West Oz
September 26, 2004, 08:40 AM
DAMN!!!

Try here: http://sixtyminutes.ninemsn.com.au/sixtyminutes/

Click on "Kill or be killed"

geekWithA.45
September 26, 2004, 08:43 AM
95 to 5, in our favor.

Always happy to help out decent folks, no matter where they're from.

And for the record, law cannot "give" rights, only restrict them, as is the case down under at the moment.

The question really should be phrased, "should the law remove current onerous restrictions on the right of self defense?"

FPrice
September 26, 2004, 09:35 AM
Up to 96% so far.

R.H. Lee
September 26, 2004, 05:53 PM
OK. I voted. Send this over to your PM, whats his name-Howard? The guy who 'hates guns'. Are his bodyguards armed?

Bruce in West Oz
September 26, 2004, 08:26 PM
Thanks for your help, fellas. As of this (Monday) morning, it's running 96% "Yes" to 4% "No". Even though they don't give a total (of course not), that's still a very healthy result.

Thank you again. :D

Bruce

XLMiguel
September 26, 2004, 08:27 PM
You got it, mate.
97% Yes
3% No

AZTOY
September 26, 2004, 09:02 PM
Yes 97% :D

Standing Wolf
September 26, 2004, 09:14 PM
Should the law give people greater rights in cases of self-defence?
Yes
97%
No
3%

Laws don't give rights. Rights are intrinsic.

Moparmike
September 26, 2004, 10:04 PM
Happy to oblige.:)

pinblaster
September 26, 2004, 10:12 PM
.97 yes , .03 no . Guess how I voted ! :cool:

gigmike
September 26, 2004, 10:17 PM
You got my vote! Out of curiosity, are the gun laws in New Zealand as screwed up as yours?

2nd Amendment
September 26, 2004, 10:51 PM
Done.

Jake
September 27, 2004, 05:04 PM
Done. Still 97\3.

Bobarino
September 27, 2004, 08:51 PM
done. happy to help. still 97% to 3%. i feel sorry for that photographer that had to take that picture, and i hope that gall doesn't really shoot like that. she's bound to end up with really sore thumbs.

Bobby

Cacique500
September 27, 2004, 08:55 PM
Done...97% in our favor.

Good luck with it!

Stickjockey
September 27, 2004, 10:03 PM
Still 97% us.

oneslowgun
September 28, 2004, 12:19 AM
Done. Still at 97%... Wouldnt it be nice to see it at 99%?

RocketMan
September 28, 2004, 12:38 AM
Done, Monday evening, PDT.
Still 97%.

Bruce in West Oz
September 28, 2004, 01:08 AM
Out of curiosity, are the gun laws in New Zealand as screwed up as yours?

No, our Kiwi cousins actually use some common sense with their gun laws!! They are able to legally own and use many more firearm types than we are.

i feel sorry for that photographer that had to take that picture, and i hope that gall doesn't really shoot like that. she's bound to end up with really sore thumbs.

While she appeared to actually shoot the handgun towards the camera in the program, it was also plain to see that the visible cylinders were empty. In any case, unless she had the requisite licence, it would be illegal for her to fire the gun, even if it was only with a blank.

It's possible the "firing" effect was cgi'ed later.

As for the thumbs, just as well it wasn't a semi-auto. :D

foghornl
September 28, 2004, 08:29 AM
Results 8:30AM Eastern (USA) Time: 9/28/04


Should the law give people greater rights in cases of self-defence?
Yes
97%
No
3%

MuzzleBlast
September 28, 2004, 09:34 AM
Happy to do it, mate.

Wow. 97% to our side. That's the most one-sided online poll result I've ever seen.

mondocomputerman
September 28, 2004, 01:20 PM
97% us. I watched the video clip, and it just makes me mad! Being able to protect ourselves is a basic human instinct. How dare they deny our right to live.

SADshooter
September 28, 2004, 01:44 PM
Check.

Brian Dale
September 28, 2004, 07:49 PM
I arrived late, but the poll is still up, so I voted, too. It's still at 97 to 3.

Nick_90
September 29, 2004, 11:36 AM
I've voted too. I am surprised by Howard's comments, I always thought he was a rather decent guy. Insn't he a Conservative? Maybe, it's the british influence...

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