Saturday, May 2, 2009

Is Pew Research lying too?

Paul Helmke threw a fit when Gallup released a poll showing decreased support for 'gun control' earlier last month. He felt Gallup should 'replicate' results shown by polls designed by anti-gun groups like his similar to the one that claimed that '70% of NRA members support closing the 'gun-show loophole' even though no-one has yet to find a single NRA member who'ld been questioned.

Never mind the fact that that bastion of NRA activity, CNN, had similar results on their public opinion poll, now Pew Research has gotten into the act w/ current information.

Get ready to call your dry-cleaners Paul, you're going to need them. Pew had the SAME RESULTS as Gallup and CNN!

For the first time in a Pew Research survey, nearly as many people believe it is more important to protect the right of Americans to own guns (45%) than to control gun ownership (49%). As recently as a year ago, 58% said it was more important to control gun ownership while 37% said it was more important to protect the right to own guns.

Are they 'irresponsible' too Paul? Is this not 'reflective'? You wanted 'current' polls done and here they are. I hope you like the taste.


Anonymous said...

Alright, so my history is fuzzy... what propaganda program did Paul launch between June '03 and Febuary '04 that would have caused a drop in numbers like that?

In other news, does anyone notice a trend...? :)

Chas said...

Helmke needs to go back to East Germany.

Anonymous said...

Chas, you're to kind. He needs to go somewhere alright, but I was thinking someplace a bit warmer;-)

Anonymous said...

I HOPE you were being saterical with that CNN/NRA link? Somehow I can't see CNN (Communist News Network) being positive about the NRA. And I can't see the NRA going to CNN specifically for anything, or even giving a rat's ass about what CNN says about them.

Otherwise, good post. Giv'em hell!

B Woodman

Mose Jefferson said...

Thanks, Thirdpower. It's great to see people finally coming around, in part due to public forums like this. Just in case you hadn't seen it, there is a sweet essay in defense of the 2nd Amendment in The Firing Line's library, worth reading again if you already have, and worth spreading around (like I'm doing).

Maybe I'll see you at the next Oregon Appleseed.