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nezumi
May 16, 2007, 05:47 PM
(This might be the wrong forum, I apologize.)

ABC news has a piece at:

abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=3180684

Interesting story and notice the poll to the right, should guns be allowed on campus. So far it's 6:4 yes (I found it early!)

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Frandy
May 16, 2007, 06:00 PM
Vote!!!!!!

And I commented:

I am a progressive liberal on political and social issues, but I also happen to support the second amendment and my right to defend myself. Those who have posted comments that being armed will only result in more accidental deaths are only speculating on this. In fact, there are law-abiding citizens who legally carry handguns all around you. You just don't know it because they (depending on the state) are trained before they can carry a weapon and carry it concealed. Those of us with concealed carry permits are not crazed, gun-happy thrill seekers. Actually, in my experience, the opposite is true. Others I know who have carry permits are not only law-abiding, they are also keenly aware of their responsibilty to de-escalate potential violence. I do not carry a firearm for immature, ego-driven reasons. When I have a firearm in my car or on my person, I am the same person when I am without a weapon. The difference is that when armed, I am prepared to defend myself or others in a life-threatening situation. If you were faced with a person intent on killing you on the street, you would prefer to have me near you than someone who is unarmed.

Mannix
May 16, 2007, 06:23 PM
http://abcnews.go.com/US/BeSeenBeHeard/popup?id=3180992
Direct link to poll

R127
May 16, 2007, 06:29 PM
Done! 24 to 6 for allowing guns.

AZTOY
May 16, 2007, 06:57 PM
Done!

obxned
May 17, 2007, 01:15 AM
Done

Patriot-Brewer
May 17, 2007, 02:08 AM
done!

kingpin008
May 17, 2007, 02:12 AM
Done. 85 to 15, in favor of ccw.:D :D

selector67
May 17, 2007, 02:57 AM
Done !!!!

js
May 17, 2007, 02:58 AM
I voted. :)


Now, here's a little advice when it comes to posting poll links. Don't! Well, in other words.... Don't post "hot" clickable links. Just type in the link address and let members or whoever copy the link and let them paste it into their own browsers. Reason... When you click on a hot link, the site that you are going to can trace where the traffic is coming from. So, when there is a gun poll being taken, news sites will most of the time void the poll if all the traffic is coming from either a pro or anti gun related site or forum. Not alot of people know about this... I've gained this knowlege from 2 sources... A buddy works at local newspaper and works in their online/website dept. and... It's how I detect where my traffic is coming from for my forums. I just check my stats once a week to see where people are coming form, websites, search engines, hot links (images), etc.

Plink
May 17, 2007, 02:59 AM
Total votes are only 70? C'mon folks. :)

Rocketman56
May 17, 2007, 09:46 AM
To help prevent school shootings, the South Carolina legislature may approve a bill to allow concealed weapons on campus.

Do you think this is a good idea?

Yes. This will give students and faculty a chance to defend themselves.
99
No. Fighting violence by letting everyone have guns is not the answer.
18
I'm not sure. I need more information.
2
Total Vote: 119

Geno
May 17, 2007, 09:51 AM
Done. Vote count when I completed:

Good idea = 114
Unsure = 22
Bad idea = 2

Doc2005

romma
May 17, 2007, 11:39 AM
done! 114 to 22!! We are winning... Oh and 2 for not sure.

foghornl
May 17, 2007, 11:53 AM
133 to 24, favor of US!!!!

DogBonz
May 17, 2007, 12:06 PM
107
22
2

Il Duca
May 17, 2007, 03:44 PM
Good for you Frandy, I commented as well, under Bigfatts. We need more comments, we're getting pummelled by antis on the comment side of it.

robmkivseries70
May 17, 2007, 09:13 PM
Done!

ravnew
May 17, 2007, 10:27 PM
Done

To help prevent school shootings, the South Carolina legislature may approve a bill to allow concealed weapons on campus.

Do you think this is a good idea?

Yes. This will give students and faculty a chance to defend themselves.
583
No. Fighting violence by letting everyone have guns is not the answer.
27
I'm not sure. I need more information.
7
Total Vote: 617

jester5167
May 17, 2007, 11:53 PM
Voted and commented

robert garner
May 18, 2007, 12:39 PM
yes 1232
no 67
un 10

Juna
May 18, 2007, 04:02 PM
Done. Let's stay on top of these polls.

Megistopoda
May 20, 2007, 07:23 AM
To help prevent school shootings, the South Carolina legislature may approve a bill to allow concealed weapons on campus.

Do you think this is a good idea?

Yes. This will give students and faculty a chance to defend themselves.
2,143

No. Fighting violence by letting everyone have guns is not the answer.
45

I'm not sure. I need more information.
16

Total Vote: 2,204
Not a scientific survey.

jad0110
May 20, 2007, 07:56 AM
When posting a link on THR, it may be a good idea to insert some kinda of break in the link (ie, put *** in the middle and tell people to remove it).

Here's why: I accidently pasted the link into google and here's what it pulled up (look at the 2nd link on the list) :uhoh:

http://www.google.com/search?q=abcnews.go.com%2FUS%2FwireStory%3Fid%3D3180684&rls=com.microsoft:en-us&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1

If the author of the poll wanted to google his/her own link, they'd quickly find this thread.

Just for thoughts when posting future links.

308win
May 20, 2007, 12:11 PM
2177 Yes to 45 no with one more yes thanks to my tactical clicker

never_retreat
May 20, 2007, 09:46 PM
To help prevent school shootings, the South Carolina legislature may approve a bill to allow concealed weapons on campus.

Do you think this is a good idea?

Yes. This will give students and faculty a chance to defend themselves.
2,238
No. Fighting violence by letting everyone have guns is not the answer.
46
I'm not sure. I need more information.
18
Total Vote: 2,302

as of 9:43 est

coyote_jr
May 21, 2007, 12:00 PM
done. that wasn't even a challenge.:)

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