Go nuke this Bushmaster poll.


January 19, 2003, 03:59 AM
Poll is closed now, go see my last post for results.


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Dave Williams
January 19, 2003, 04:23 AM
Go Vote. Thanks for the heads up.


January 19, 2003, 04:26 AM
So far, "not fair" is winning.

64% to 31%.

January 19, 2003, 04:53 AM

Will we ever learn? Why sue a manufacturer for something they have no control over. Like I commented on the poll, who's next? Ford, when a car is stolen and used to kill? Maybe Honda, Saturn, or Jeep?

What another waste of time, money and energy.

January 19, 2003, 05:03 AM
I'm waiting, hoping that someone will sue the auto makers so America will wake up to this <insert expletive here>.

Or not. :fire: :cuss: :banghead:

January 19, 2003, 06:28 AM

January 19, 2003, 06:31 AM
Thanx Zeke, gotta keep this here for the morning crew too. Karl.:D

January 19, 2003, 06:31 AM
Absolutely no prob dude!

January 19, 2003, 07:23 AM
Don & Rick,

The auto maker's will proabaly never be sued because the sheeple see firearm as evil. The car they do not. That is unless it's someone drivinf an SUV and they are drunk driving and kill someone. Then the sheeple will probably try and sue the automaker for not making the car "drunk safe".

January 19, 2003, 08:16 AM
I saw a TV interview with one of the laywers involved in the big tobacco suit. The reporter asked if they planned to sue automakers & distillers over damages caused by their products. His answer was "No, I like liquor & cars".

Kentucky Rifle
January 19, 2003, 08:41 AM

January 19, 2003, 09:05 AM
Now shows 65% unfair, 30% fair, 5% undecided.

January 19, 2003, 09:13 AM
So far, we're smokin' the antis.

January 19, 2003, 09:34 AM
65% vs 30%..... not bad but it would be nice to get the 65% up a bit more........

We certainly have enought folks on this board to make a big difference.

Nando Aqui
January 19, 2003, 09:36 AM
Thanks for the heads up!

Voted - - - We are winning!

Comment: Makes no more sense than suing breweries for deaths caused by DUI's.

January 19, 2003, 09:51 AM

January 19, 2003, 09:54 AM
In the comment section it looks like everybody thinks that Rosie O. has a pretty good case against the fork and spoon industry. :evil:

January 19, 2003, 09:57 AM
Done! Funny about the Rosie comments. I was thinking of that for a comment but saw that it was already well covered.

Greg L
January 19, 2003, 10:03 AM
I'm always wary about a "news" site having a poll where they don't show the numbers of people who have voted. Without the numbers it makes it very easy to claim that they poll turned out the way that they want to spin the story.

As of 10 am:

Yes 30%

No 66%

Not Sure 5%


January 19, 2003, 10:21 AM
Yes 29%

No 66%

Not Sure 5%

ridiculously small margin for this clear of an issue

January 19, 2003, 10:25 AM

Who the heck would go to the site and vote not sure? Talk about bliss ninnies.

4v50 Gary
January 19, 2003, 10:56 AM
Voted. Still about 66% in favor of BM not being sued. Go gang!

January 19, 2003, 11:10 AM
I voted, I don't think Bushmaster should be held responsible. They did not pull the trigger and the firearm functioned and performed properly. The only responsible party is the one who pulled the trigger. I think those that think Bushmaster is responsible are the same ones that pick up a pack of cigarettes, read the warning, smoke, then sue because they got the cancer that they were warned about. They just don't want to accept the responsibilty for their actions. They prefer to play the part of the victim.

January 19, 2003, 11:19 AM

They will try anything :banghead:

January 19, 2003, 11:24 AM
I hope BushMaster has some legal recourse. It would be nice if they can recoup their legal expenses, plus some damges after they win this case.

January 19, 2003, 11:31 AM
Red button pressed.

Duke of Lawnchair
January 19, 2003, 12:37 PM
As of 01/19/03 0934 pacific time:

Yes 32%

No 64%

Not Sure 4%

January 19, 2003, 01:09 PM

Viewer Poll

Is it fair to sue Bushmaster Firearms for making the rifle allegedly used in last year’s ‘DC Sniper’ shooting spree?
See Story
Yes 31%

No 64%:D

Not Sure 4%

Duke of Lawnchair
January 19, 2003, 01:19 PM
AZTOY, you rock!

You made the "yes" percentage drop one percent from my vote!


January 19, 2003, 01:25 PM
I can't beleive there are 31% of the voters that think it is fair. I try not to over generlize but someone that would think it is fair to sue a manufacturer for making a gun that does it's job is an idiot!

31% of people are stupid!

January 19, 2003, 01:29 PM
65% NO as of 1127hrs MST 19Jan2003!!! :)

January 19, 2003, 02:02 PM
Just voted.

Yes 31%

No 65%

Not Sure 4%

January 19, 2003, 02:04 PM
"31% of people are stupid!"

I think the percentage is larger than that. You know, "Imagine how dumb the average person is... now consider that half the people are even dumber than that."

January 19, 2003, 02:05 PM

Yes 31%

No 65%

Not Sure 4%

January 19, 2003, 02:06 PM

January 19, 2003, 02:36 PM
voted. No is at 66%.


January 19, 2003, 03:02 PM
Not sure=29%

2pm central time

We're gaining:D

Duke of Lawnchair
January 19, 2003, 03:52 PM
We're gaining



January 19, 2003, 03:53 PM
I think it's pathetic that we've only got ~70% of the vote... considering the article that spawned the poll was completely against the lawsuit.

January 19, 2003, 05:14 PM
Just voted.

Yes 29%

No 67%

Not Sure 4%

Calamity Jane
January 19, 2003, 05:18 PM
Just voted - still

Yes 29%

No 67%

Not Sure 4%

January 19, 2003, 06:11 PM
WOW, got the biggest response from this board of the dozen or so that I posted it on. Thanx guys and gals. Your fellow firearms enthusiasts thank you too. Karl.:D

January 19, 2003, 06:11 PM

It really is a pathetic state of affairs that anyone should blame someone else for their own actions. Hope someone gets the message soon.:banghead:

January 19, 2003, 07:28 PM
BTT one more time - Come on THR, get this to 70%.


January 19, 2003, 07:58 PM

How stupid! :rolleyes:

January 19, 2003, 08:26 PM
The results are complete bull. When the poll started, it was being ambushed by an anti. I sat on the results and refreshed my browser a couple of times and saw the "yes" vote grow from 66% to 73% in a few minutes. I figured out that he must have done it by turning browser cookies off to allow multiple votes. Soon thereafter the numbers fixed themselves and fortunately didn't get ambushed again.

January 19, 2003, 08:54 PM
68% - No!!!

January 19, 2003, 09:04 PM
Voted and added my comment! Thanks for the heads-up on this poll.

January 19, 2003, 09:09 PM
No - 69 %

Don Gwinn
January 19, 2003, 09:16 PM

The auto makers DID get sued last year--at least, Volkswagen did. A woman's husband was driving drunk, hit a steel utility pole at 35 mph, and was killed. She claimed the car should have been made "less deadly" and that was what killed him. Mind you, the car met the ever-more-onerous federal crash standards and rated high in the insurance companies' tests, but it was the car's fault that he died--NOT the fact that he got drunk and drove it smack into a pole.
Drunk Driver's Widow Suing Car Maker (http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=103182&highlight=car+sue)

Silhadi Alami of Briarcliff Manor died after his ’89 Jetta jumped a curb at about 35 mph and smashed into a steel utility pole as he exited the Saw Mill River Parkway in Yonkers.

January 20, 2003, 03:21 AM
Yes 27%
No 70%
Not Sure 4%

:confused: :confused: :confused:

Kahr carrier
January 20, 2003, 03:56 AM
voted -Frivolous lawsuits suck:cuss:

January 20, 2003, 05:41 AM
Viewer Poll

Is it fair to sue Bushmaster Firearms for making the rifle allegedly used in last year’s ‘DC Sniper’ shooting spree?

Yes 27%

No 70%

Not Sure 4%


January 21, 2003, 10:10 AM
This data is from 21,113 responses (Information from Scott Hogenson [shogenson@cnsnews.com]):

Is it fair to sue Bushmaster Firearms for making the rifle allegedly used in last years DC Sniper shooting spree?

See Story


Yes 26%

No 70%

Not Sure 4%


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