ABC News Gun Control Poll!!!


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XDn00b101
October 4, 2006, 07:23 PM
http://abcnews.go.com/

Scroll down to the politics section on the main page! Looks like a 50/50 vote so far.:uhoh:

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mrtgbnkr
October 4, 2006, 07:31 PM
Within 15 votes of exactly 50/50.

dillonuser
October 4, 2006, 07:32 PM
After my vote of "no",it shows 1,664 voting no,and 1,644 voting yes.
So,we are ahead by 20 at this time.

SoCalShooter
October 4, 2006, 07:37 PM
Woot we are pulling ahead here guys!

1,670 NO
1,644 YES
Total Vote: 3,314

I hope that we can get everyone here to vote and send a small but poingnet message.

Thylacine
October 4, 2006, 07:38 PM
We are only 8 ahead after my vote. If it isn't rigged.

jrou111
October 4, 2006, 07:40 PM
I just voted no, and it showed 1670 no and 1644 yes


Something is fishy :scrutiny:

SoCalShooter
October 4, 2006, 07:46 PM
Something is fishy indeed.

Thylacine
October 4, 2006, 07:46 PM
It is showing 1645 no, 1637 yes for me. Total 3,282.

Chipperman
October 4, 2006, 07:47 PM
No 1700
Yes 1647

Quite a change from the above post one minute earlier. Maybe there is a delay.

SigfanUSAF
October 4, 2006, 07:47 PM
After my vote of "no",it shows 1,664 voting no,and 1,644 voting yes.
So,we are ahead by 20 at this time.

Funny, I just voted and the numbers were the same as dillonusers.
I believe the antis may be mocking us:neener:

Chipperman
October 4, 2006, 07:49 PM
Make sure you cut and paste, don't click the link directly.

EatBugs
October 4, 2006, 07:52 PM
wait a minute! I just voted no and the number is now 1639 voting no.

Bruce333
October 4, 2006, 07:54 PM
1709 no

1650 yes

It was about 25 votes lower until I reloaded the window with the results...

22-rimfire
October 4, 2006, 07:54 PM
I voted NO. I don't trust any poll that ABC has and I don't trust that ABC would ever publicize the results unless they show what they want the poll to show.

MSGT9410
October 4, 2006, 07:57 PM
"Yes. Everyone, especially children, will be safer if guns are tougher to access."
:rolleyes:

How come no one nails people like this for exploiting children?

bluecowdawg
October 4, 2006, 07:57 PM
I just voted now its 1719(no) to 1650(yes)

NineseveN
October 4, 2006, 07:58 PM
When I voted I got:
1670 no and 1644 yes

I went back a second later and I got:
1733 no and 1653 yes...

I took screenshots.

Prof. A. Wickwire
October 4, 2006, 07:59 PM
Just voted and the numbers are:

No: 1,719
Yes: 1,650
Total Vote: 3,369

Sincerely,

Prof. A. Wickwire

SoCalShooter
October 4, 2006, 08:00 PM
Probably taking time for the server to tally everything and record the info and update it for the next person....LAGGGGG!

tenbase
October 4, 2006, 08:02 PM
internet polls are useless....they are easily stuffed, and if the results don't mesh with the pollsters agenda, they simply disappear into the bit bucket. additionally, they have no effect on anything that matters.

...so, um, yeah, i voted "no" too

Polishrifleman
October 4, 2006, 08:03 PM
So it is server dependent because I just voted and it was 1651 NO
and 1640 yes a half an hour afer the original post.

History Prof
October 4, 2006, 08:08 PM
1742 No
1654 Yes

Glockfan.45
October 4, 2006, 08:12 PM
I just voted no at the time 1,758 said no, and 1,657 said yes :banghead: that means there 1,657 stupid people voting online today.

Just checked back we are ahead by over 100 now. Think this link showing up here has anything to do with that? Keep voting High Roaders.

Glockfan.45
October 4, 2006, 08:17 PM
Did anybody bother reading the article above it? Try and guess where ABC stands on the issue :rolleyes: .

Sisco
October 4, 2006, 08:21 PM
Vote early, vote often. Try clearing your cookies and see if you can get in again.
I have several machines at work I can vote from too, as if it means much.
You can figure if RKBA wins CBS will bury the poll results.

Devon
October 4, 2006, 08:22 PM
There have been three deadly shootings at schools within a seven-day period.

Should there be more gun control in the United States?

No. More gun control will not make us safer. Criminals will still get guns if they want.
1,758
Yes. Everyone, especially children, will be safer if guns are tougher to access.
1,657
Total Vote: 3,415
Not a scientific survey.

We're still ahead, 1,657 ignorant people.

Autolycus
October 4, 2006, 08:29 PM
Check the comments board.

http://forums.go.com/abcnews/US/thread?threadID=442157

SigfanUSAF
October 4, 2006, 08:39 PM
Folks can not only get guns (which they have a certain right to under the constitution) but they can easily get assault weapon and automatic weapons. These ought to be outlawed. It wouldn't help in all cases but might in others. Anyway it would be a step in the right direction.



Yes, banning our assault rifles would keep us safer, duh. Crime went down 5000 percent from '94 to '04, right?

Yet a gun is an object that has been built for the only purpose of killing others (animals or humans

Again, I agree. My Watlher P22 was a WMD, so I burned it.

ChrisLG
October 4, 2006, 08:46 PM
No. More gun control will not make us safer. Criminals will still get guns if they want.
1,867
Yes. Everyone, especially children, will be safer if guns are tougher to access.1,671
Total Vote: 3,538

Ohen Cepel
October 4, 2006, 08:46 PM
We're pulling ahead. Which means that they probably won't report the results:cuss:

Hit it while you can though!

DRMMR02
October 4, 2006, 08:57 PM
Do they ever actually "report" the results of internet polls? I think they're just there for people online to look at. I doubt they are going to mention it a TV braodcast either way.

SL4SI
October 4, 2006, 08:58 PM
Just put in my no vote and got the same numbers as ChrisLG 1867 no, 1671 yes.

orionengnr
October 4, 2006, 08:59 PM
Just because they won't report the results is not a reason to vote!

We have the advantage; press it!

Best case scenario:
--every biased poll that is posted gets clobbered
--"they" do not "win" any of them
--"they" cannot/will not publicize any of them as a result...

That is not the worst of all possible outcomes. :)

thumper723
October 4, 2006, 09:02 PM
I just voted no.

Doing my part to counter the idiots.

Delta608
October 4, 2006, 09:03 PM
I voted !!!!:what:

00blkgt
October 4, 2006, 09:03 PM
I did my part. :D
J

Cliff47
October 4, 2006, 09:08 PM
ABC covers news??? Could'a fooled me.

Green Lantern
October 4, 2006, 09:14 PM
No. More gun control will not make us safer. Criminals will still get guns if they want.
1,928
Yes. Everyone, especially children, will be safer if guns are tougher to access.
1,678
Total Vote: 3,606

:D

NineseveN
October 4, 2006, 09:20 PM
xNineseveNx Re: Re: School violence
replyreply
Posted: Oct 04, 2006 08:10 PM
1 Posts
Registered: Oct 04, 2006
Folks, I think discussion of this topic is healthy, but let's all make sure we have all of the facts before we go on about things like gun bans and confiscations. http://www.mcsm.org/gunfacts.pdf

The above document is fully cited and sourced, every single statistic and bit of information can be verified and traced. Now, if you can read that and honestly come back here with a straight face and say that guns need to be banned and that doing so would effectively combat violent crime, you'd be wrong. But it doesn't matter, because the right to keep and bear arms isn't about self defense, nor does it have anything whatsoever to do with crime, it is how our forefathers decided to combat the inequity between a federal power with a standing army and the citizens of the nation that power is supposed to serve. It is there for a very important and inalienable reason, it has nothing to do with guns or crime, it simply has to do with liberty.

However, in the spirit of debate, go ahead and read the document I linked. It's backed up with cites and sources, then we can talk.



:D

SomeKid
October 4, 2006, 09:34 PM
There have been three deadly shootings at schools within a seven-day period.

Should there be more gun control in the United States?

No. More gun control will not make us safer. Criminals will still get guns if they want.
1,991
Yes. Everyone, especially children, will be safer if guns are tougher to access.
1,685
Total Vote: 3,676

Then I hit reload a couple of seconds later, same numbers. Did it IMMEDIATLY after that first reload, and got:

There have been three deadly shootings at schools within a seven-day period.

Should there be more gun control in the United States?

No. More gun control will not make us safer. Criminals will still get guns if they want.
2,005
Yes. Everyone, especially children, will be safer if guns are tougher to access.
1,686
Total Vote: 3,691
Not a scientific survey.

Manedwolf
October 4, 2006, 09:49 PM
The accompanying article is a piece of manure.

Oct. 3, 2006 — The latest spate of school shootings likely will fuel a fresh round of debate on gun violence and gun control in this country.

Only if you make it so, ABC. You're the one throwing gasoline, nobody else has mentioned it.

Nine in 10 have favored background checks on would-be gun purchasers, and steps like banning assault weapons, mandatory trigger locks, and gun registration have been broadly popular.

WHICH ONE OF THOSE, ABC? The background checks? Or the rest? Deliberately misleading, are we?

Yet, other measures, such as banning handguns for anyone but the police, have been broadly unpopular.

Yes, ABC. That's called "How to start a revolution."

PythonFan
October 4, 2006, 09:56 PM
7:49 PM CST:

No. 2,043
Yes.1,693
Total Vote: 3,736

rangerruck
October 4, 2006, 09:58 PM
2016 to 1690, after my vote; as i see it ,the working amongst us are now home, reading thr, and voting. Conservatives tend to work all day, and find out about these things later, after the media has tried to hide them, by placing them in the early part of the day, when the benefits-receivers tend to be home, and just waking up.

James T Thomas
October 4, 2006, 10:24 PM
I would not be too enthusiastic about polls if I were you. Especially one conducted by ABC.

Have you seen their latest, or those of others, on the "popularity" of president Bush?

They know full well that unfortunately, there are many people who will be swayed and go the way the "reported" majority is going.

Don't believe the 50-50 business either. It is just an effort to encourage our so called representatives and senators to not represent us, but rather to vote as they are told the population is going -by the media and their campaign management.

It is all contrived, and is not a scientific nor unbiased effort.

Their goal is to sway and control politics to their viewpoint.

Stauble
October 4, 2006, 10:25 PM
2,130 to 1,707 after my vote.

CountGlockula
October 4, 2006, 10:32 PM
I clicked on the Politics and can't find it!!!

Darn, Dodgers lost. :eek:

C-grunt
October 4, 2006, 10:36 PM
2150 to 1709 after mine.

oneshooter
October 4, 2006, 10:37 PM
They stopped posting numbers, only the winner. 55% on our side, 3700 vote total. Keep up the good work!!!:D

Oneshooter
Livin in Texas

4v50 Gary
October 4, 2006, 10:41 PM
(if I remember right)

2106 vote no on more gun control.
1609 vote yes on more gun control.

Click people, click.

T.J.K.
October 4, 2006, 10:41 PM
Well, one more vote for the good guys. Looks like the right answer is starting to pull ahead.

cosine
October 4, 2006, 10:44 PM
I voted! :)




















three times. But don't tell anyone. ;) :D

camacho
October 4, 2006, 10:45 PM
My "NO" vote is in! Thanks for posting the link.

Mot45acp
October 4, 2006, 10:52 PM
It seems like a trap

Even if you vote "no" (I did) It seems to me that well if gun control isnt the answer then we should ban guns mentality. But I have been a lil paranoid latley and my foil hat is need of repair

220_Swift
October 4, 2006, 10:54 PM
I voted, and these were the figures.

NO 2,098
Yes 1,700
Total Vote: 3,798

wacki
October 4, 2006, 10:58 PM
Should there be more gun control in the United States?

No. More gun control will not make us safer. Criminals will still get guns if they want.
2,175
Yes. Everyone, especially children, will be safer if guns are tougher to access.
1,712

Don't Tread On Me
October 4, 2006, 11:40 PM
Where is it? I don't see a single link or sign of it on their webpage?


Is the poll over? They probably pulled it because it did not reflect their freedom-hating totalitarian views.


Had it gone the otherway, they'd proudly present the results for days as a sign that the American people demand to be disarmed by their government.

3LegDog
October 4, 2006, 11:58 PM
It's still there just look for the word vote

Standing Wolf
October 5, 2006, 12:02 AM
Is that the Always Broadcasting Communism network?

salvador31c
October 5, 2006, 12:06 AM
Voted NO


(There have been three deadly shootings at schools within a seven-day period.

Should there be more gun control in the United States?

No. More gun control will not make us safer. Criminals will still get guns if they want.
2,325
Yes. Everyone, especially children, will be safer if guns are tougher to access.1,734
Total Vote: 4,059
Not a scientific survey)

Anna's Dad
October 5, 2006, 12:10 AM
Should there be more gun control in the United States?

No. More gun control will not make us safer. Criminals will still get guns if they want. - 2,357

Yes. Everyone, especially children, will be safer if guns are tougher to access. - 1,738

Total Vote: 4,095

Of course I won't tell you how I voted, but I bet you can figure it out! :D

If this keeps up, they'll remove the poll from their site and never speak of it again!

SigfanUSAF
October 5, 2006, 12:14 AM
Is that the Always Broadcasting Communism network?

no, it's the Americans for the Banning of the Constitution network

DPRO556
October 5, 2006, 12:15 AM
I Voted!

No. More gun control will not make us safer. Criminals will still get guns if they want.
2,344
Yes. Everyone, especially children, will be safer if guns are tougher to access.1,736
Total Vote: 4,080


Oh! By the way, I'm new here. Hello Everyone! :)

Arkie
October 5, 2006, 12:22 AM
one for me...

Should there be more gun control in the United States?

No. More gun control will not make us safer. Criminals will still get guns if they want.
2,368
Yes. Everyone, especially children, will be safer if guns are tougher to access.1,742
Total Vote: 4,110

FTF
October 5, 2006, 12:32 AM
It's moved at least 5% more in our favor in the past 3 hours. And I only voted once.

Just shows that we're more organized and dedicated.:neener:

CobraF100
October 5, 2006, 12:40 AM
I just Voted "NO"


No. More gun control will not make us safer. Criminals will still get guns if they want.
2,391

Yes. Everyone, especially children, will be safer if guns are tougher to access.
Yes-1,746

Total=4,137

gunsmith
October 5, 2006, 12:46 AM
I cant find it

CobraF100
October 5, 2006, 12:49 AM
It's still there...2/3 the way down the page....just to the left of the Seach Box...under "Politics"

hankdatank1362
October 5, 2006, 12:52 AM
No. More gun control will not make us safer. Criminals will still get guns if they want.
2,363
Yes. Everyone, especially children, will be safer if guns are tougher to access.1,742
Total Vote: 4,105

got cope?
October 5, 2006, 12:59 AM
http://abcnews.go.com/US/popup?id=2521733

NewShooter
October 5, 2006, 01:07 AM
Just voted NO.

After my vote it said: 2436 no
1749 yes

Axman
October 5, 2006, 01:14 AM
Should there be more gun control in the United States?

No. More gun control will not make us safer. Criminals will still get guns if they want.
2,523
Yes. Everyone, especially children, will be safer if guns are tougher to access.
1,752
Total Vote: 4,275

Erebus
October 5, 2006, 01:25 AM
Just voted...

There have been three deadly shootings at schools within a seven-day period.

Should there be more gun control in the United States?

No. More gun control will not make us safer. Criminals will still get guns if they want.
2,571
Yes. Everyone, especially children, will be safer if guns are tougher to access.
1,758
Total Vote: 4,329
Not a scientific survey.

g56
October 5, 2006, 01:34 AM
2,581 NO
1,759 Yes
4,340 Total

PATH
October 5, 2006, 01:55 AM
2615 NO

1761 Yes


4376 Total


Roughly 60% NO

40% yes


Please go vote folks!

The Good
October 5, 2006, 02:14 AM
that poll is a joke! we learned about these in research class. it intentionally tries to suggest a certain idea within the question. how could this yield unbiased results:

There have been three deadly shootings at schools within a seven-day period.

Should there be more gun control in the United States?

statelineblues
October 5, 2006, 04:08 AM
As useless as this poll is, I voted "no" anyway -

as of my vote:

No: 2715

Yes: 1770

slicknickns
October 5, 2006, 04:17 AM
4,502
There have been three deadly shootings at schools within a seven-day period.

Should there be more gun control in the United States?

No. More gun control will not make us safer. Criminals will still get guns if they want.
2,732
Yes. Everyone, especially children, will be safer if guns are tougher to access.
1,770
Total Vote: 4,502

2732 for no vs. 1770 for yes.

Looks like we're kicking ass.

Glockfan.45
October 5, 2006, 08:47 AM
Just checked back today. God job guys were ahead over 1000 votes, lets hope the American Bashing Communist network sees this poll and drops the topic. :neener:

Marshall
October 5, 2006, 08:52 AM
2832 No
1791 Yes

Bet they don't make a big deal of it. If results were the other way they would be plastered on the front page.

Bane
October 5, 2006, 08:55 AM
NO: 2,866
yes: 1,797

Dr. Dickie
October 5, 2006, 09:05 AM
I don't get it. I voted, but it never seemed to register. The page blinked, then came back up on the vote area again.
Where are you seeing the change in votes?
I have my cookies set to let me decide if I want one set (it never asked).

Rovi
October 5, 2006, 09:12 AM
A 'No' from me too.

No: 2,912
Yes: 1,801
Total Vote: 4,713

romma
October 5, 2006, 09:12 AM
Where did it go? I can't find it now.

Dr. Dickie
October 5, 2006, 09:14 AM
It is still there, under "politics"

Deanimator
October 5, 2006, 09:52 AM
It wouldn't let me vote at all.

foghornl
October 5, 2006, 09:57 AM
I can't find it. Right now, the poll seems to be something about punishment for Former Rep Foley.


edit...

OK, I found it....

as of 8:55AM EDT 10/5/06:

There have been three deadly shootings at schools within a seven-day period.

Should there be more gun control in the United States?

No. More gun control will not make us safer. Criminals will still get guns if they want.
3,029
Yes. Everyone, especially children, will be safer if guns are tougher to access.1,822
Total Vote: 4,851
Not a scientific survey.

USMC - Retired
October 5, 2006, 09:57 AM
No. More gun control will not make us safer. Criminals will still get guns if they want.
3,003

Yes. Everyone, especially children, will be safer if guns are tougher to access.1,817

Total Vote: 4,820

Linda
October 5, 2006, 10:04 AM
3029 NO
1822 yes
4851 total

PennsyPlinker
October 5, 2006, 10:12 AM
I just voted and it stood at:

3065 NO

1826 yes

Zen21Tao
October 5, 2006, 10:17 AM
I voted. Here are current results (as of my vote):

No. More gun control will not make us safer. Criminals will still get guns if they want. 3,065 votes

Yes. Everyone, especially children, will be safer if guns are tougher to access. 1,826 votes

Total Vote: 4,891

SwampFox
October 5, 2006, 10:22 AM
There have been three deadly shootings at schools within a seven-day period.

Should there be more gun control in the United States?

No. More gun control will not make us safer. Criminals will still get guns if they want.
3,091

Yes. Everyone, especially children, will be safer if guns are tougher to access.1,833

Total Vote: 4,924

Not a scientific survey.

DogBonz
October 5, 2006, 10:24 AM
No:3074

Yes: 1826

I'm no mathmatician, but it looks like the no's are winning.

KMBRTAC45
October 5, 2006, 03:56 PM
Just voted no. Looks like we have about 67%+/- of the votes.

Creeping Incrementalism
October 5, 2006, 04:07 PM
zomg STACK! :evil:

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=45917&d=1160075122

jak
October 5, 2006, 04:09 PM
According to the poll, 2/3 of people who voted think gun control is the wrong idea:) Unfortunately, that means that 1 in 3 think its the perfect course of action.:banghead: Not that these polls mean anything, but it's rather frustrating.

No: 4,680
Yes: 2,239
Total: 6,919

EDIT: Creeping got a screenshot right before I posted, it seems. Who wants to bet this poll disappears when the editors see the results?

f3rr37
October 5, 2006, 04:12 PM
No: 4,724
Yes: 2,247
Total:6,971

Erebus
October 5, 2006, 04:57 PM
Little better than 68% no votes

There have been three deadly shootings at schools within a seven-day period.

Should there be more gun control in the United States?

No. More gun control will not make us safer. Criminals will still get guns if they want.
4,920
Yes. Everyone, especially children, will be safer if guns are tougher to access.2,279
Total Vote: 7,199

Glockfan.45
October 6, 2006, 10:56 PM
Looks like the poll is closed. Does anyone know the final score?

IDriveB5
October 6, 2006, 11:11 PM
NO:: 7373 74%
YES: 2539 26%

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