Please sign and sway the numbers


January 4, 2013, 10:16 AM
Hey guys, Ive been dormant on this forum for sometime but in light of all that is happening at the moment I dont think its good enough to stay logged into local gun forums anymore.

Please oppose this as it seeks to ban private sales, "assault" weapons and "high cap" mags. Its the baby of "Mayors against illegal guns" and we must stand firm against them. Thanks. and I look forward to becoming and active member of these boards again.

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January 4, 2013, 11:42 AM
so far 96% support it.

January 4, 2013, 11:46 AM
sign up for the NRA instead, they have more pull on The Hill than an on-line petition.

Frank Ettin
January 4, 2013, 11:53 AM
The phraseology of the question is loaded -- like "Have you stopped beating your wife?" And you must supply your email address so it's not an anonymous poll.

January 4, 2013, 12:02 PM
I can't respond because it's not "Common Sense Legislation".

January 4, 2013, 12:19 PM
This thread has above link and a link to the companion poll which is not as biased and has far different results:

I voted in both. I've already sent my Congressman and my Senators an extensive message concerning these issues but will send another after voting in the Mayor's poll (I didn't take advantage of their offer to forward it for me):

[begin letter]
I recently voted in a poll with the quite-biased options of voting for or against "Common Sense Legislation to End Gun Violence" (here:

I oppose the so-called "Common Sense Legislation to End Gun Violence" cited in this poll because...
There is no Common Sense in the legislation being proposed in this poll. The recommendations cited represent ideas that have repeatedly failed to have any positive effect on gun violence.

I favor common sense approaches to violence which will have some possibility of exerting control over the perpetrators of the violence and will oppose any legislator at any level whose ideas would result in further restriction of law-abiding citizen's rights with no possibility of having a positive effect on violence.

To repeat; I am For, and will support, any action which will help reduce violence in our society. I see none proposed associated with this poll.

I am against any action which serves only to restrict rights and does nothing to help solve the problem, and will work hard to replace such public servants who advocate the same.
[end letter]

As you can see, a person can edit the offensive lead-in to the answer. I did not trust the site to forward my letter, so have sent it directly to my congressional and senatorial public servants.


January 4, 2013, 12:31 PM
I agree with NormH3, I'm not too fond of some of the language.

January 4, 2013, 12:50 PM
Already an NRA member along with GOA and SAF.

Already sent letters and emails and called all my state and national reps.

Just trying to do as much as possible. Anything they can use against us they will. Even just a stupid online petition to them is a tool. It can be for us as well if we make it so.

January 4, 2013, 12:53 PM
NomH3, I didnt ask you to support it, Im asking you to oppose it because it is not common sense.

It would be common sense to oppose it.

January 4, 2013, 08:55 PM
Well I did respond as follows -

Dear Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Rep. Christopher Murphy, and Elizabeth Esty:

I oppose Common Sense Legislation to End Gun Violence because implementing more laws will not address the issue when you don't enforce the current ones.

The first column represents the year following by the number of offenses and the last column is the number of cases that were nolle.


2001 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

2002 31 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 27

2003 20 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 2 15

2004 32 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 28

2005 35 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 33

2006 25 0 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 17

2007 17 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 12

Feel free to view the entire report 2007-R-0442, CT OLR Research Report.

Great job being done by the public prosecutors in CT.

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