Hit This Poll!


Fake Name
May 7, 2007, 08:31 AM
Hit this poll.

Seems as though there are people here in CT that want to make CCW permits/applications public. What I mean by "public" is to post CCW application names and addresses in the news papers just like applications for zoning applications.


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May 7, 2007, 09:39 AM
83.3% No
990 Votes

I was scared there for a moment while it loaded the results but I think for once Connecticut might be on our side.

May 7, 2007, 09:50 AM
No 83.75 %

Total Votes = 1022

May 7, 2007, 10:13 AM
Well this poll is interesting... I was wondering when some unscrupulous "reporter" would get around to such a crazy busy body idea...

May 7, 2007, 10:24 AM
Hit it

May 7, 2007, 10:34 AM
Done, here are the running totals.

Yes 13.92 %
No 84.34 %
Undecided 1.730 %

BTW - in this poll a NO vote is on the pro gun side.

May 7, 2007, 11:21 AM

May 7, 2007, 11:38 AM
They need to change the poll option to Not No, but HELL No!

No 84.42%
Yes 13.81%
Undecided 1.755%

May 7, 2007, 11:41 AM
I always wonder what the poll writer's reaction is when they see the pro-gun, anti-author results. I suspect they hoped it'd go the other way and worded the question as such.

May 7, 2007, 11:48 AM
They can call this "The Gladys Crabitz Reform Bill"... If one gets proposed that is.

May 7, 2007, 11:50 AM
Done! No 84.49%, Yes 13.70% and Undecited 1.797%.

May 7, 2007, 12:10 PM
Total Votes = 1382
14.03 %
84.15 %
1.808 %

May 7, 2007, 12:14 PM
Yes 13.94
No 84.26
Undecided 1.788

May 7, 2007, 12:49 PM
84% no
13% yes

May 7, 2007, 12:56 PM
Total Votes = 1493
13.93 %
84.25 %
1.808 %

12:53 est

tasco 74
May 7, 2007, 12:59 PM
been there..............

Len S
May 7, 2007, 01:16 PM
I voted but since I do not live there my voice would not carry any weight. SO I woudl ask one of you who live there to write a letter to the newspaper that housed the reporter who printed such drivel and ask if they would like the names of the reporters and editorial staff to be made public record? Also that mentaly challenged elected official that opined that people who thought a list of ccw owners would not be a shopping list for bad guys are paranoid and that bad guys would avoid such houses. One would wonder where all the stolen guns used by criminals come from? No I am not one of those super educated liberal elite I am just a dumb old street medic with a BA in history and BS in psych so maybe I am misguided. I owned firearms when I went to college so maybe I did drugs or drank like the brady bunch says. Now I don't remember doing so but who knows they probably say it affected my memory.:(


May 7, 2007, 01:19 PM
Make sure that we copy and paste that link, instead of clicking it. Don't want to leave a trail to a 'biased gun nut internet mafia".

May 7, 2007, 01:21 PM
I love how neutral that article is. :scrutiny:

yes.... we're quite paranoid.

It's not like there is any historical precedent to lead us to believe that there might be misuse of such information. :barf:

Ala Dan
May 7, 2007, 01:22 PM
I hit the poll, and the NO votes have a commanding lead thus far~! :cool: ;) :D

May 7, 2007, 01:25 PM
What a coincidence!

I feel exactly the same way about people exercising their 1st amendment rights.

Every reporter, including this woman, should have their name, address and home phone number published so people will know where she lives, since she might pose a threat to their freedom someday.

I'm sure it will also make her neighbors feel safer knowing that she has no guns in her home and doesn't believe in a right to defend herself or her family under any circumstances.

I'm sure she, her editors, publishers, press operators, delivery truck drivers, and the rest of the "1st amendment nuts" on her paper won't mind.

May 7, 2007, 01:40 PM
Every reporter, including this woman, should have their name, address and home phone number published so people will know where she lives, since she might pose a threat to their freedom someday.

I have a wonderful idea for protecting the FIRST amendment!

Let's pass a law that all journalists must sign their work with name, adress, telephone number, e-mail, AND that they must publish the same information about their SOURCES.

May 7, 2007, 01:51 PM
Over 85% NO.

My comment:

1639 votes, over 85% of which are "NO".

I wonder if your paper will publish these results, or will they fade away like all the other information that doesn't agree with your paper's agenda?

EDIT: I added this after further reflection:

A friend just suggested an idea to me:

The pen is mightier than the sword, and a single journalist can cause far more harm being read by and influencing hundreds of people than a single person with a firearm. Why don't we treat the First Amendment like the Second, and require all journalists to publish their home addresses, as well as those of their sources?

We could also require them to buy their word processors from federally licensed dealers, and to get a special permit that costs $200 if they want to type faster than say 40 WPM.

EDIT 2: Email I sent to Ms. Brown after finding her email at the bottom of the article:

Ms. Brown

I posted a comment to the above article, but then saw your email address and thought I would ask directly.

How will you publicize the results of the poll attached to your article (currently running at over 85% against publishing CCW information with 1639 votes)?

More to the point, will you publicize it or will you ignore it as it doesn't agree with your personal position on the issue?

I would also add that your anecdote about the supposedly licensed individual who sold guns to criminals is interesting and unfortunate. I'm curious to know if you have any information about the number of UNLICENSED individuals who sell guns illegally? What percentage of firearms used in crimes are sold by licensed individuals, and what percentage are stolen or sold by non-permit holder? If you don't have such information I would suggest that your research for this article was incomplete... and publishing the single story about the single individual that you know about is both misleading and disingenuous.

Thank you for your time,

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Essex County
May 7, 2007, 02:37 PM
Who are the fools that even think up these things? They obviously need a Real Job. Essex

May 7, 2007, 03:29 PM
Been there, done that! Now at 85.76%

May 7, 2007, 04:02 PM
12.57% Yes

85.78% No

1.642% Undecided
1948 Total votes so far

Erickson, who now writes for a newspaper in Maryland, says he intended to do an analysis of who received pistol permits in Fairfield County to evaluate whether people with criminal records were receiving them.
Some of these hammerhead do-gooders just don't get it. The NICS takes care of that to the extent that viable information has been submitted by courts and states. Why can't they understand that just because we may CCW doesn't mean we are criminally inclined. When has anyone heard of a bank robber getting a CCW so he could legally carry a firearm to the robbery?!


Some people!

May 7, 2007, 04:07 PM

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