USA Today Please VOTE!


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Just One Shot
February 10, 2009, 10:27 AM
Here is a pole that is asking if the 2nd ad. gives individuals the right to bear arms.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/quickquestion/2007/november/popup5895.htm

Results so far
Yes 97%
No 2%
Undecided 1%

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hlq
February 10, 2009, 10:58 AM
+1 with the 97%

Wyo_F-A
February 10, 2009, 11:00 AM
Hmm, maybe all the bitter people are the only ones voting.

Currently 1208144 votes and only 3% did not vote yes.

jay524288
February 10, 2009, 11:11 AM
Doesn't the right to keep and bear arms exist regardless of the 2nd amendment? The 2nd only recognizes the right. That's my understanding of the entire Bill of Rights.

Hawk
February 10, 2009, 11:31 AM
Just a wild guess, but the disparity in votes might have something to do with the link address indicating a poll from November of 2007 that's being bounced from one gun board to another.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/quickquestion/2007/november/popup5895.htm

Or not.
Perhaps they simply have an oddball naming convention. It does seem awfully familiar though.


ETA: Yup:
http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=335008

In re: chain emails: the "delete" button is your friend.

alistaire
February 10, 2009, 11:32 AM
The founding fathers beleived that people were granted 'inalienable' rights by their Creator. The Bill of Rights lists those rights which were so obvious that they were not listed in the original Constution.

expvideo
February 10, 2009, 11:51 AM
Didn't the supreme court already rule on this? Doesn't that make it a fact rather than an opinion?

Hawk
February 10, 2009, 11:59 AM
^-- The poll predates the Heller ruling.

Zundfolge
February 10, 2009, 11:59 AM
I voted "Yes" even though the 2A doesn't "give" us the right, God gave us the right, the 2A simply says that government DOESN'T have the right to infringe on said God given right.

Nickotym
February 10, 2009, 04:11 PM
Just a wild guess, but the disparity in votes might have something to do with the link address indicating a poll from November of 2007 that's being bounced from one gun board to another.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/quickquestion/2007/november/popup5895.htm

Or not.
Perhaps they simply have an oddball naming convention. It does seem awfully familiar though.


ETA: Yup:
http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/...d.php?t=335008

In re: chain emails: the "delete" button is your friend.

I voted too before I noticed how old it was.

Jorg Nysgerrig
February 10, 2009, 04:19 PM
Maybe I should email USA Today asking them to take down this poll so we don't have to close a thread on it every other day.

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