Losing gun poll:Potomac News


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Superlite27
January 23, 2008, 03:52 PM
Gun poll in the Potomac News concerning FTF background checks:

potomacnews.com

Bottom of the page on the right. Currently losing 53% to 39%.

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hso
January 23, 2008, 03:54 PM
Remember to paste the url for the site so it doesn't track back to THR.

Should unlicensed sellers at gun shows be allowed to sell guns without performing a background check on the buyer?
Yes
No
Guns should be illegal

Superlite27
January 23, 2008, 04:03 PM
Not sure how. I just cut and pasted. Is that OK?

Zundfolge
January 23, 2008, 04:07 PM
Not sure how. I just cut and pasted. Is that OK?
hso's comment is directed at those going from here to the poll you posted.

Best to just right click on the link, copy it to the clipboard, open a new window and paste it into the address line.

Clicking on that link will show up on the potomacnews.com server logs as a referal from here.

Often when we all hit a poll, if their sysadmin is any good he'll check the logs and then accuse us of cheating and throw the poll results away.

As of my vote, here's the results:
Yes 147 44%
No 166 49%
Guns should be illegal 21 6%

so we need to get yes up over both "No" and "Guns should be illegal"

K3
January 23, 2008, 04:10 PM
Often when we all hit a poll, if their sysadmin is any good he'll check the logs and then accuse us of cheating and throw the poll results away

Not the worst thing in the world IMO.

geekWithA.45
January 23, 2008, 04:11 PM
Flips through dictionary, looking up "loaded question"

Finds:

Should unlicensed sellers at gun shows be allowed to sell guns without performing a background check on the buyer?


How about loading it the other way?


In order to sell their property, should people be required to obtain federal licences and run criminal background checks on buyers?

hso
January 23, 2008, 04:11 PM
What Z said.:D

hrgrisso
January 23, 2008, 04:12 PM
But only by 8 now...

Thernlund
January 23, 2008, 04:15 PM
166 to 166 when I voted.


-T.

Zundfolge
January 23, 2008, 04:15 PM
Not the worst thing in the world IMO.
That only happens when WE win. ;)

And actually thats the best we can hope for, if we lose the poll makes news, if we win they bury it.

No, there's no media bias.

DoubleTapDrew
January 23, 2008, 04:21 PM
Yes 178 48%
No 167 45%
Guns should be illegal 21 5%

Apparently 5% of the voters would have preferred brittish rule.

Mr White
January 23, 2008, 04:22 PM
Now we're winning, 183-167.

Apparently 5% of the voters would have preferred brittish rule.
Either that, or they're career criminals.

TX1911fan
January 23, 2008, 04:28 PM
We're now winning 52 to 43%

KenRocks
January 23, 2008, 04:32 PM
Hit it. Still winning.

romma
January 23, 2008, 04:41 PM
done! We are winning! What a biased poll...

Thernlund
January 23, 2008, 04:47 PM
What a biased poll...

Biased result too. When they see the referrer on each of those hits leads back to THR, they'll know the fix is in. ;)


-T.

Mr White
January 23, 2008, 05:02 PM
Biased result too. When they see the referrer on each of those hits leads back to THR, they'll know the fix is in.That's why you copy the url to the clipboard, open a new browser window, and paste the URL to the new window.

OR... you can bias it the other way. Open a new browser window, go to www.vpc.org, paste in the URL of the poll and then they'll see all the biased results coming from the VPC. Won't that confuse them?

edman79
January 23, 2008, 05:08 PM
Yes 246 55%
No 175 39%
Guns should be illegal 21 4%

I was number 246. :neener:

RKBABob
January 23, 2008, 05:39 PM
Yes 289 59%
No 178 36%
Guns should be illegal 21 4%

Myself
January 23, 2008, 05:52 PM
Yes 298 59%
No 179 35%
Guns should be illegal 21 4%

Chipperman
January 23, 2008, 05:54 PM
Should unlicensed sellers at gun shows be allowed to sell guns without performing a background check on the buyer?
Yes 299 59%
No 179 35%
Guns should be illegal 21 4%


---
It seems that I voted right after Myself. :p

Sage of Seattle
January 23, 2008, 05:57 PM
Yes 311 60%
No 180 35%
Guns should be illegal 21 4%

cpaspr
January 23, 2008, 06:06 PM
After I voted it was:

Yes - 322 - 61%
No - 181 - 34%
Guns should be illegal - 22 - 4%

So we're winning. :D

Which means they'll probably ignore the poll results. :banghead:

armedandsafe
January 23, 2008, 06:12 PM
61% 33% 4%
331 181 22

Pops

rino451
January 23, 2008, 06:21 PM
make the link cold...

Mazeman
January 23, 2008, 06:28 PM
Voted

63% yes!

Vader
January 23, 2008, 08:55 PM
Yes 435 67%
No 188 29%
Guns should be illegal 22 3%

chaim
January 23, 2008, 09:10 PM
Yes 446 67%
No 189 28%
Guns should be illegal 22 3%

I'll repeat what others have said since it is pretty important: be sure you are copying the URL into a new window before going to the poll.

LegalAlien
January 23, 2008, 09:12 PM
Should unlicensed sellers at gun shows be allowed to sell guns without performing a background check on the buyer?
Yes 447 67%
No 191 28%
Guns should be illegal 22 3%

Did my thing - but it seems it is being 'loaded' by the anti's now

Make sure you copy the link into a new browser window . . . AND MAKE SURE THAT YOU VOTE "NO"

jungleroy
January 23, 2008, 09:16 PM
I voted, :)
I cut and pasted the response to my vote in here.
I was voter 666, way funny. :)
.
Thank You For Your Vote

Current survey results for 666 entries
Note: Percentages may not add up to 100% due to rounding


Should unlicensed sellers at gun shows be allowed to sell guns without performing a background check on the buyer?
Yes 452 67%
No 192 28%
Guns should be illegal 22 3%

Note: This poll is not scientific and reflects the opinions of only those Internet users who have chosen to participate. The results cannot be assumed to represent public opinion.

rdrancher
January 23, 2008, 09:25 PM
YES 68%

NO 28%

ILLEGAL 3%


rd

cobrian45
January 23, 2008, 09:41 PM
69
27
3

And how ridiculous is the third vote in the poll. How about:

Yes
No
Guns should not be restricted in any way
Guns should be illegal

Moronic Press

Zundfolge
January 23, 2008, 09:44 PM
Did my thing - but it seems it is being 'loaded' by the anti's now

Make sure you copy the link into a new browser window . . . AND MAKE SURE THAT YOU VOTE "NO"

I think you need to re-read the question.

zoom6zoom
January 23, 2008, 10:31 PM
Yes 509 70%
No 196 26%
Guns should be illegal 22 3%

Superlite27
January 23, 2008, 10:37 PM
Open a new browser window, go to www.vpc.org, paste in the URL of the poll and then they'll see all the biased results coming from the VPC

Wow, Mr. White. This is brilliant! Although the technical jargon is mildly confusing to my simple mind, I grasp the concept of what your idea does, and I think it's hilarious!

Javelin
January 23, 2008, 10:43 PM
take the poll

:)

Owens
January 24, 2008, 08:04 AM
73% yes
23% no
3% guns should be illegal

NewShooter
January 24, 2008, 10:16 AM
Copied, Pasted, Voted.

4v50 Gary
January 24, 2008, 10:24 AM
Thank You For Your Vote

Current survey results for 901 entries
Note: Percentages may not add up to 100% due to rounding




Should unlicensed sellers at gun shows be allowed to sell guns without performing a background check on the buyer?
Yes 661 73%
No 213 23%
Guns should be illegal 27 2%


Note: This poll is not scientific and reflects the opinions of only those Internet users who have chosen to participate. The results cannot be assumed to represent public opinion.

America_without_liberals
January 24, 2008, 10:34 AM
Yes 660 73%
No 213 23%
Guns should be illegal 27 3%

kludge
January 24, 2008, 10:37 AM
Should unlicensed sellers at gun shows be allowed to sell guns without performing a background check on the buyer?
Yes 447 67%
No 191 28%
Guns should be illegal 22 3%

Did my thing - but it seems it is being 'loaded' by the anti's now

Make sure you copy the link into a new browser window . . . AND MAKE SURE THAT YOU VOTE "NO"


Huh?

possom813
January 24, 2008, 11:36 AM
Yes 693 73%
No 216 23%
Guns should be illegal 28 2%

LegalAlien
January 24, 2008, 11:51 AM
Quote:
Quote:
Should unlicensed sellers at gun shows be allowed to sell guns without performing a background check on the buyer?

Yes 447 67%
No 191 28%
Guns should be illegal 22 3%

Did my thing - but it seems it is being 'loaded' by the anti's now

Make sure you copy the link into a new browser window . . . AND MAKE SURE THAT YOU VOTE "NO"

Huh?

OK . . OK. . OK . .. .my bad . . . did it in haste - typo on my side . . :banghead:

But . . I did vote YES!!!!!!

gbell
January 24, 2008, 11:56 AM
Yes: 699 74%
No: 217 22%
Guns should be illegal: 28 2%

novaDAK
January 24, 2008, 12:39 PM
Copied, pasted, voted, we're winning. :)

jrfoxx
January 24, 2008, 12:52 PM
Should unlicensed sellers at gun shows be allowed to sell guns without performing a background check on the buyer?
Yes 726 74%
No 219 22%
Guns should be illegal 29 2%

Archer1945
January 24, 2008, 01:18 PM
It is now, with 987 votes

74% Yes
22% No

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