USA Today GUN POLL

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by berto64, Aug 14, 2009.


  1. 358 winchester

    358 winchester *TFF Admin Staff*

    Apr 25, 2004
    Pensacola Fl. area
  2. ponycar17

    ponycar17 Active Member

    Feb 17, 2005
    South Carolina
    That might be a link to USA Today but it's actually USA 'Two Years Ago'. The link is from November 2007. Voting on it does little (if anything) today. It was likely left up just to see how long folks would keep it active. Either that, or it was forgotten. I doubt it was forgotten as the webmasters will delete items that unneccessarily use their bandwidth. Vote on it if you wish but the numbers are HEAVILY skewed in the gunowners' corner as firearms-related forums are the only source of voters keeping the poll alive today. Consider it a pointless exercise at this point. I voted on it once, and then someone pointed out the date of the poll... Ooops... :eek:
     
  3. OBrien

    OBrien New Member

    554
    May 6, 2009
    Bangor Maine
    This has been on here a few times in the last 6 months. It has been around since november 07
     
  4. pawn

    pawn Active Member

    Jan 31, 2007
    Crossville, TN
    still 97% of votes to the good :D
     
  5. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

    97% of the 3519110 votes cast as of one minute ago !!!!!!

    I'll bet they didn't expect that.....
     
  6. Doc1911

    Doc1911 New Member

    554
    Jun 29, 2009
    USA
    Technically, while I like the %s the Second Amendment DOES NOT give us anything - it recognizes and protects what is considered an inherit or inalienable right of a US citizen.
     
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  7. ponycar17

    ponycar17 Active Member

    Feb 17, 2005
    South Carolina
    Like I said above. The numbers mean nothing at this point. The poll no longer reaches a broad enough audience for the figures to statistically mean anything. The only place the poll is still alive is on gun related websites. That hardly yields a useful result for comparison, so don't start getting happy.

    I did a search and here is what I found. The poll has been posted MANY times.

    6-22-09 by Berto : http://www.thefirearmsforum.com/showthread.php?t=62738

    Berto, did you forget man?... :D

    7-7-09 by alhefner : http://www.thefirearmsforum.com/showthread.php?t=63496

    3-28-2009 by rooter : http://www.thefirearmsforum.com/showthread.php?t=58098

    7-29-09 by rooter : http://www.thefirearmsforum.com/showthread.php?t=64585

    :confused:

    5-5-09 by techoca : http://www.thefirearmsforum.com/showthread.php?t=60258

    1-28-09 by Don Buckbee : http://www.thefirearmsforum.com/showthread.php?t=54634

    My guess is that the poll showed up in a Google search and someone reposted it at the end of 2008 or beginning of 2009 as if it were new information on some firearms website. People didn't look at the date, and kept voting on it. It's possible that folks on firearms sites have been voting on it repeatedly for a couple of years. Once the polls leave the front page of usatoday.com they mean nothing because then they only reach people who feel strongly about the issue.

    Let it die... :eek:

    Where's that horse beating picture again?... :confused:
     
  8. Vladimir

    Vladimir New Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Issaquah WA
    I find the question confusing... I think it should be rephrased to "are you literate?"

    and from the Constitution

     
  9. Suicide*Ride

    Suicide*Ride New Member

    Apr 6, 2009
    Golden, Colorado
    @ Pony - save it this time! :p:D - SR
     

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  10. ponycar17

    ponycar17 Active Member

    Feb 17, 2005
    South Carolina
    Thanks, Suicide Ride. :) That picture was needed. :D

    It does NOTHING, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to vote on this poll that is 2 years old! The other side has long forgotten the poll. No one in the general public is currently viewing the poll. It has been off the front page of USAToday.com for 2 freakin' years! This tells us nothing new, sadly... :eek:

    I find it hard to believe that people are getting sucked into this... :eek:
     
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