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    New USA Today Poll

    (Mods: wasn't sure if this belonged in "Activism" so put it here. Feel free to move if appropriate.)

    Not the 2007 poll that gets resurrected every so often

    "Should people who have guns for protection be allowed to keep them":

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/snapsho...009-11-03-guns


    As of 12:49 EST

    in home,care 16%
    in home, car, on person 70%
    shouldn't have a gun 11%
    don't know 2%

    On the same page, historical trend for "Should gun laws be more strict (form Gallup)
    1990 78%
    2000 62%
    2009 44%

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    That one's like the question: should blacks be allowed to vote?
    No tyrant should ever be allowed to die a natural death.

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    Or should military absentee votes be counted or have you stopped beating your wife yet. Who reads that paper? 4th graders?
    1934 National Firearms Act, 1968 The Gun Control Act, 1986 Firearms Owners Protection Act, 1993 Brady Handguns Violence Act, 1994 Assault Weapons Ban, 1995 Gun Free School Zones Act, NO MORE COMPROMISING

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    Old Grump, I read it when I travel. It's a freebie at the hotel. I also read NYT once in a while. But to see what's really going on in the US, I find the London Daily Telegraph hard to beat.

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    And the USA Today will keep running polls until the results agree with their agenda. Then they will publish the results.

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    I wonder if it got people thinking about their vote any.

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    Old Grump, I read it when I travel. It's a freebie at the hotel.
    I've seen it, too. It's okay for swatting flies; the purported "content," however, is almost completely devoid of content.
    No tyrant should ever be allowed to die a natural death.

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    USA Today: The paper for people who move their lips when they read.
    Violence is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and valorous feeling which believes that nothing is worth violence is much worse. Those who have nothing for which they are willing to fight; nothing they care about more than their own personal safety; are miserable creatures who have no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the exertions of those better than themselves. Gary L. Griffiths, Chief Instructor, Advanced Force Tactics, Inc. (Paraphrasing John Stuart Mill)

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    Only time I ever read USA Today is when I am eating a continental breakfast and sipping weak coffee in some hotel. They always seem to be free with the room--never any other paper, no matter which hotel. Hmm...

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