Saturday, February 19, 2011

Another poll

Hmmm...USnews wants us to vote on whether or not we should ban 11+ round magazines.


As of writing this, it's 87% no, 12% yes.

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Hat Trick said...

Um Kaveman. It's U.S. News and World Report. I was surprised to see an attempt at balanced presentation at USA Today until I noticed the logo on the poll results.

I'm glad to see the results are indicating a resounding NO to banning "high-capacity" magazines.

kaveman said...

Thanks for the correction. I must have had multiple windows open and confused them.

It happens.

Chas said...

“… “Every day another Congress member, another editorial board, another organization and another American fed up with gun violence is standing up to support a ban on high-capacity magazines,” said Rep. McCarthy …”

88.33% NO in the USA Today poll. People are standing up, but poor Carolyn is 180 degrees off on that all important question of "why". These numbers might affect her ability to rape the rights of others. Maybe.

Chas said...


Kurt "45superman" Hofmann said...

The poll question (my emphasis added):

Should Congress ban high-volume ammo clips?

Never mind the (mis)use of the word "clips"--now they're saying 11-round magazines are louder than 10-rounders? And that's a problem that must be solved by banning them? But suppressors are still extremely heavily regulated, and those who want to ban "high volume" magazines don't have a problem with the continuation of the suppressor restrictions?

Dannytheman said...

88.51% No at 10:44 EST!

George in AZ said...

I still don't understand how a poll (results positive OR negative) should have ANY effect on individual human rights?

Kurt "45superman" Hofmann said...

George in AZ:

I still don't understand how a poll (results positive OR negative) should have ANY effect on individual human rights?

It definitely shouldn't, but since many politicians tend to have an ethos more commonly associated with prostitutes, there's a tendency for them to legislate in whichever direction they think the winds of popular opinion are blowing.

That being the case, a poll showing overwhelming support for the pro-rights position is useful, even though it's a travesty for recognition of fundamental human rights to be subject to the current popular whim.