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NJ, VA, NY Voters Want National Gun Registry

We often run stories in The Shooter’s Log that point out what anti-gun politicians are doing in some states, and those politicians richly deserve the opprobrium Cheaper Than Dirt! commenters heap on them. But more worrisome is: What if anti-gun pols are merely doing what their constituencies want? For example: The results of a poll released last week show between 2:1 and 3:1 majorities of people in Virginia, New York and New Jersey support a national gun registry. The joint survey, conducted by Rutgers-Eagleton in New Jersey, Roanoke College in Virginia and Siena College in New York, shows that 74 percent of New Jersey voters favor establishing a national gun registry. The survey shows that 68 percent of New York voters agree with that, as do 63 percent of Virginia voters.

NRA Spokesman Andrew Arulanandam told Emily Miller at the Washington Times that the poll appears skewed.

“Given the exceptionally high numbers of support for President Obama and Hillary Clinton in this poll, it isn’t surprising that there would be high numbers of support for draconian gun control proposals. The poll does seem skewed with too many liberals and Democrats.” The Institute for Policy and Opinion Research at Roanoke College in Virginia, The Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling at Rutgers University in New Jersey and The Siena College Research Institute in New York jointly conducted the Roanoke/Rutgers-Eagleton/Siena College Study Feb. 22-28, 2014. None of the colleges said they asked respondents their voting-party affiliations. They asked to “speak to the youngest male in the household over the age of 18,” and they preceded the questions with this statement: “In answering the following questions, imagine that you are a United States Senator and today you must cast a vote either in favor of or opposed to each of the following hypothetically proposed laws, policies or amendments.” The pollsters then asked questions about legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states and if standardized tests should be used to assess public school quality. The third scripted question asked if the respondent was in favor of or opposed to “establishing a national gun registry.”

We would like to hear from shooters across the country but, in particular, states that have voted in more restrictive laws recently.

Are big margins such as the ones reported in these surveys probably accurate, or are they inflated, in your experience?

Is the desire for a national gun registry simply a state-based political difference? That is, would voters in Texas, Utah and Oklahoma be 3:1 against a national gun registry?

If the poll does accurately reflect the views of citizens of those states, how do gun owners stop anti-gun citizens from imposing a national gun registry on shooters?

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Comments (238)

  1. Who would? They weren’t tea party members nor “teabaggers”. You question is politically charged therefore pretty much pointless.

  2. Who would? They weren’t tea party members nor “teabaggers”. You question is politically charged therefore pretty much pointless.

  3. And there’s the rub. A balding, middle-aged citizen will always be out-gunned by even a mere couple of local patrol officers knocking on his front door while his wife is cooking chili and his children are studying for school. Will he risk his children’s future, and his wife’s financial security by refusing to turn over that AR-15? Probably not.

    But if that happens, then I’d hope I’d have the courage of my forefathers, most of whom were hanged as traitors to George III. I’d hope that I’d have the courage to open fire even in the face of nearly certain death, or, if I did turn over *that* firearm, to hunt down the offenders later in an insurgency. THAT, my friends, is what I meant by “how far will you go”.

  4. Well, so much for ADULT dialog on this board. Arguing my opinions and well-known facts has gotten me called names and compared to complaining women.

    Y’all take your irrational fears and soak in them for all I care.

    This used to be a better country. I joined the military and in so doing, I agreed to defend your rights to disagree with me. Now I have a bunch of people telling me I’m ignorant because I refuse to be a hater, or believe the BS the NRA spews daily in order to scare people.

    My only consolation is that I have no fear left. War took it out of me, and I’ll say that IF any of you has ever taken a human life with a gun, it will change your opinion about a few things.

    I will not respond anymore here to posts and responses. I’m going out into the sunshine and enjoy my life. I owe it to those I served with that did not return with me and I owe it to all freedom loving people.

    I do not live in fear and nobody’s takin my guns away. Those who disagree just keep buying more and more weapons and ammo and we will see who is correct. I have better, more productive things to do with my time and money, than sit around fearing my government.

    Goodbye

    1. The only people who register will be the law abiding citizens, no nut jobs or
      criminals will, so what is going to be accomplished other than more of your privacy being taken away…really is not anyone’s business as to what I have or do not have…

  5. Well, so much for ADULT dialog on this board. Arguing my opinions and well-known facts has gotten me called names and compared to complaining women.

    Y’all take your irrational fears and soak in them for all I care.

    This used to be a better country. I joined the military and in so doing, I agreed to defend your rights to disagree with me. Now I have a bunch of people telling me I’m ignorant because I refuse to be a hater, or believe the BS the NRA spews daily in order to scare people.

    My only consolation is that I have no fear left. War took it out of me, and I’ll say that IF any of you has ever taken a human life with a gun, it will change your opinion about a few things.

    I will not respond anymore here to posts and responses. I’m going out into the sunshine and enjoy my life. I owe it to those I served with that did not return with me and I owe it to all freedom loving people.

    I do not live in fear and nobody’s takin my guns away. Those who disagree just keep buying more and more weapons and ammo and we will see who is correct. I have better, more productive things to do with my time and money, than sit around fearing my government.

    Goodbye

    1. First, thank you for your military service.

      Second, I’m a front-line combat vet too. It doesn’t make me special at all. Maybe it means I can prove I’m capable of shooting another person, but that’s about it. My conscience is clean and it doesn’t really bother me too much.

      Regardless of the disputes on this site about the style people use to describe their fears, passions and frustrations, there IS a very proven tendency of governments to disarm their people. And that applies historically to democratically elected governments also.

      I think it all comes down to a basic question …. “what are you prepared to do about it?”

    2. I don’t have any illusions about my personal defense firearms being of much use against a concerted government effort to confiscate them.

      They WILL be of some use in discouraging the unprepared should there ever be a period when we are without rule of law. I pray that never happens.

      They also provide protection against individuals who might have designs on my property or my family. That, too, I pray never happens.

      I will always be vulnerable to a government that outguns me, but I refuse to be vulnerable to lawless individuals.

    3. Beau,
      I live in Virginia and I’m a member of the NRA. If I didn’t believe they stand for us I would never have joined.
      Even if you think they spew BS be thankful that maybe in some way they are helping you keep your 2A rights. The NRA keeps this issue alive lest we become complacent.
      I understand you may not agree with their methods or reasons for doing what they do but, they have stood for and with the little guy in many cases in court and a lot of these cases have been won. Every win in court is a win for all of us. In these times of uncertainty, we who believe in the 2nd Amendment and the Constitution as a whole need all the help we can get. I can’t think of any other organization that is more in the forefront on the issue of 2A rights.
      The fight for our 2A rights needs leaders. Individuals can be overlooked and dismissed but, large groups of people can’t really be ignored. In my opinion, the NRA is a leader of a large group that must be recognized. I alone don’t have the resources to fight the powers that be but, they do, and I thank them for what they do for us all, member or not.
      By the way, cars can be just as deadly a weapon as a gun in the wrong hands and death by automobiles must be stopped. Auto deaths happen every day. Think of all the lives that could be saved, including children, by enacting a ‘Common Sense’ law requiring background checks before anyone could get a drivers license. How loud would you scream if such a law was enacted. How would this law control unlicensed or impaired drivers, or car thief’s making their getaway. Oh, I forgot, there are already laws on the books that address this. Well maybe we should outlaw any car or truck over 50 pounds and horsepower greater than 10. This will cut down on impact damage and greatly improve survivability. We must also limit the amount of gasoline the vehicle can hold to 2 gallons. If you want a larger gas tank you must be up to something no good. How much gas do you really need to go to the grocery store. Also, no black paint or chrome – too intimidating and frightening to some people.
      There are bad people every where and you can’t control them all no matter how many laws are enacted. The law abiding citizens are the ones that will suffer.

    1. The truth isn’t always what it seems……neither is an distortion.
      “The Bush administration had lifted the ban on concealed weapons in its final months, after pressure from gun rights groups, including the National Rifle Association. But a federal judge blocked the move last year. The Obama administration declined to appeal the ruling, and Congress passed the law. President Obama signed the measure without comment as part of a credit card reform package.”
      Obama just signed it to get part of his agenda knowing in his mind that he didn’t believe in the bill/law.
      It’s called politics.

    2. Look at Old DorGunR! all informed and sh!t.
      Brings the oft quoted John Adams to mind: “Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.”

    3. BigBlueDadEO……..itty bitty machines?…..or i’ve been married…..or indians,brazilians and machurians

    4. LOL Nope – A mac-guy actually – 3rd generation NYGiants season ticket holder with a big mouth and a chip on his shoulder!

    5. 10-4.
      Hope you understand with clarity that my response to Beau was not in support of him.
      I think we’re on the same side of the fence.
      The Giants were my team back in the day…..but when Huff,Robustelli and Tittle retired i lost interest in pro football……yep,that old a doorgunner.

    6. Message recvd loud n clear. fence firmly placed between us and Mr Beau.
      Yer dating yourself there laddie! I Had the opportunity to meet Y.A. at the stadium not too long ago. A great honor- like meeting royalty. My tenure only goes back to the ’75 season @ Shea of all places.

  6. Make mandatory sentences 1st offense ten years hard time with labor no parole…2nd offense 20yars hard time with labor no parole …3rd offense life without parole hard time ….mandatory if 16yeRs of age or older if adult hire young criminal al to do. Rime …have them tried just like they had the weapon …no parole…all adjudicated by computer no favoritism with judges and corruption payoff boys. Easy simple effective gun control. The law abiding citizens are left alone watch crime drop. No democrat elected officials like the clowns that run Chicago or Detroit where is a mess because liberal appointed judges don’t do their jobs. Set up working prisons they produce their own food. Don’t produce too bad ration out food til they become productive. Who cares let the scum live like scum

  7. I have been motivated to sign in and comment by some of the posters here who are Advocating for a National Registry of Private firearms.

    Some say they don’t “think” or “Feel” that a National ( Or State ) Registry will lead to Confiscation of Guns. The issue isn’t what these posters “Think” or “Feel”…..the FACT is that virtually EVERYWHERE and at all times in History…..Gun Registration has lead to Gun Confiscation. Everywhere and at everytime.

    Additionally …. the argument is erroneously taken to “opinion” levels. The fact is our Rights are not to be left to opinion or vote….our Natural Rights to Life, Liberty and Self Defence are not subject to polls and illegal laws. We do not depend upon someone’s “Opinion” about what a National Registry will lead to or not.

    This is NOT the discussion….the discussion should be centered around following the Constitution and Bill of Rights … at all points pro-Constitutionalist have to forcefully remind eveeryone of these Rights. And educate those who have NOT been taught them.

    Finally …serving the Country in the Armed Forces does not confer upon someone the final Authority over anyone else about what our Constituion/Bill of Rights /Declaration have established.

  8. The final questions posed in the Blog was “If the poll does accurately reflect the views of citizens of those states, how do gun owners stop anti-gun citizens from imposing a national gun registry on shooters?”

    The answer is: The United States of America is a Constitutional REPUBLIC, not a Constitutional Democracy.

    In a Democracy, if 51% of the people say it is so, regardless of what it is, it is so.

    In a Republic, if 51% of the people wish to violate your God given rights, tough cookies for that 51% because their desires NEVER out weight your Rights.

    To that end, I am going to become even more unpopular by stating that ALL GUN LAWS, SUBSEQUENT TO THE 2ND AMENDMENT BEING RATIFIED, ARE ILLEGAL, ARE NULL AND ARE VOID.

    Further, if one is convicted of a Felony, after they are released from jail/prison, they continue to retain their Right to Self Defense. Just because someone was punished for their crime/s does not mean that they have to allow any that attempt to do so, to harm them.

    As to the mentally ill, most are not a harm to themselves or others. Those that are a continual Imminent Threat must not be allowed to cause others that harm and should be institutionalized/incarcerated.

    That is the only stipulation, those that are a Continual Imminent Threat shall be restrained from carrying out that Continual Imminent Threat. All other gun laws, after the ratification of the 2nd Amendment to the Bill of Rights, are Void, Null and Illegal.

    You, and you alone, are responsible for your safety and the safety of your family.
    You must learn how to defend yourself from all threats, up to and including taking the life of one who intends to do harm, if that is what is needed to stop that threat, to you and yours.
    You!
    When your life is in danger and seconds count, the police are minuets away.
    You, are responsible.

    Patrick J. Soule

    1. OK Patrick, you say “In a Republic, if 51% of the people wish to violate your God given rights, tough cookies for that 51% because their desires NEVER out weight your Rights. But what if there is NO god?

      You also say “You, and you alone, are responsible for your safety and the safety of your family.
      You must learn how to defend yourself from all threats, up to and including taking the life of one who intends to do harm, if that is what is needed to stop that threat, to you and yours.
      You!
      When your life is in danger and seconds count, the police are minuets away.
      You, are responsible.”

      So two cops are eating pizza in Nevada and are killed by two teabaggers who draped their lifeless bodies with a ‘Don’t tread on me’ flag.

      Do you condone this?

  9. Beau if you don’t support the registry either then what the hell are you arguing for?? lol. Your adding a whole bunch of opinion to a fact based argument that your already on the same side of. I feel like I’m talking to a bunch of the women I dated in the past because your not making any sense but seem to enjoy argument. Glad you can at least admit your on the same side as us for the part we can understand from you.

    Please stop pissing in the wind of fact with opinion if your not going to listen to any of the evidence you asked for. Your wasting everyone’s time. Enjoy the rest of your day.

    1. @ Mike,

      This might get moderated away…. but we have all experienced what you said in dating the Fairer Sex. I have wondered if it might be a form of “Foreplay” for the women Folk…. No sense but “enjoying the argument”.

      Jus ‘ sayin

  10. Also…… I said that GUN REGISTRATION is the map for gun confiscation, not back ground checks! Please read entirely Beau

    1. So YOUR PROOF is some obscure video on Youtube showing a guy in New Jersey last year?

      Is that all you have to support your contention that our gun rights are under attack?

      I’m tired of all this FEAR that only surfaced after Obama got elected. We Americans lost a huge hunk of our RIGHTS under George Bush with his stupidly named ‘patriot act’ and I didn’t see anyone objecting to that, like they are now with the guns issue.

      Look, I’m not for any type of REGISTRY, I just don’t see a problem with keeping the mentally deranged from getting and using their guns. The NRA has an interest in promoting gun sales and scary made-up stories to further their agenda. They have a huge army of lobbyists they’ve paid to stir up this hysteria.

      I am in a weapons related industry, my business supplies manufacturers and holster companies with many parts and since Obama got elected 5 years ago, the industry has exploded with growth and I have benefited greatly. But I call em’ as I see em’, and eventually we’re going to see common sense return, I hope.

    2. Not some ‘guy’ but 3 elected NJ legislators during a session at the state house. But go ahead and dismiss it – Obviously you did not read it.
      I don’t need to prove anything to you – you wouldn’t listen anyway.
      I live under draconian gun laws in a state that has very little regard for constitutional rights. All I have to do is read the local paper to know my rights are under attack. New restrictive laws have been introduced on a regular basis – and passed- only the governor’s veto pen has kept those wolves at bay

    3. Just wait, when Obama gets his additional anti-gun laws passed, think he will give.your business a bailout as your sales go down the tubes?

  11. Beau,

    I’m so sorry that you are just not aware of the things that are actually happening around the country and I’m guessing its because your ignoring it. I told you in that last post, you want to see proof then read about what’s happening in Connecticut with the registry and the possible 350,000 people that ignored the request to register their arms. If your not willing to look at proof then your just being ignorant or lazy or both. I also pointed out that there is no other purpose for a gun registry then future confiscation plans and you offered no other explanation to justify why the government wants to know what we have and where its located. Your really not supporting your prospective here.

    I talk to people all the time with factual info and they offer no factual counter, only opinion. BTW its not a secret plot, its out in the open. There are actual video and audio minutes captured on camera during state voting meetings about gun bills that record elected officials out right talking about the “confiscation” plans. It just happened last year in NJ and can be seen by everyone on You tube.

    SO again, GET INFORMED! This is real and your living in your own bubble of what you want to believe. Unfortunately it is not what’s really happening but I completely wish you were actually correct about thinking confiscation is just a myth.

  12. Don’t really understand the purpose of any gun laws. They don’t seemed to have any affect on crazy people wanting to kill/hurt numerous people. I’m confused how the NRA is attempting to “force” guns into schools. The NRA is lobbying to have armed guards at schools to protect children. Armed guards protect many of our politicians, why cant we extend that to our nation’s children. I believe our children’s safety to be far more important.

  13. To the editor,what do you think of your poll now?The majority do not want any registration whatsoever!

  14. Firearms that are not loaded and readily available aren’t much use for self protection. Look at the Fort Hood soldiers who were gunned down because they weren’t allowed to have weapons on post. Look at the soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan who were disarmed by their commanders when “VIPs” visited.

  15. Beau, Thank you for your service to our country. I very much respect that as do countless American citizens.

    Back ground checks do help to a certain degree. That being said, I’m sorry to read that you don’t yet realize the purpose of any government sponsored gun registry is solely for future gun confiscation. It purely serves no other purpose because there it no other reason for anyone to know what kind of gun any person has and where it is located unless you plan to come looking for it later on. Please read up on what is happening in Connecticut currently. Its a great lesson to everyone to NEVER register any gun.

    As a side note, who are you or anyone else to say where my primary method of defense belongs and where it does not?? All legal US citizens have the right to keep an bear arms period! There is no clause that dictates places and times and NO ONE has the authority to say otherwise.

    Please become a bit more educated on facts and leave personal believes/opinion view out of the constitutional law. Don’t attack the NRA for defending everyone’s rights. Carry or don’t carry your own weapon of choice to defend yourself as you please but leave others to do the same as we are guaranteed by the law of the land.

    Thank you again.

    1. The NRA is continually vilified by the media and by the lo-info parrots out there. I am here to tell you that, as a resident of NJ and an informed law-abiding gun owner, I know all about how things are, and how they would be without the NRA and other such organizations. The NJ legislature would gladly nullify my 2A rights outright if it could. They incrementally erode those rights, a restriction at a time, another law at a time until it is impossible to follow the law – You can own a gun here, you just cannot do anything with it.
      If you follow the letter of the law even the act of transporting a firearm to and from the range is illegal – the onus is on you to prove you are going right to the range with no deviation, which you have not done yet, so it is impossible to prove. So if you think it’s BS you are a bit off the mark.

    2. Mike, first off, I totally disagree that background checks are some diabolical precursor to gun confiscation. Where is your proof of this? I simply want the obviously deranged to have a couple of doctors and perhaps a disinterested third party to rule that ‘certain’ people cannot buy, or keep their guns.

      Now, I know some of you reading this are saying “Well if you can take it away from one, why not all?” To that entire thought, I say BS.
      Here’s why.
      IF, as I’ve heard some say, there is this diabolical, secret, secondary plot to take away our guns, why is there no one, in all of America calling on anyone to do this directly? Your line of thinking implies that there is FOR SURE a secondary motive to take guns away. You also imply that I’m “uneducated enough”, or that I “…don’t yet realize” there is this secret, unspoken plot to turn background checks into gun removals on a statewide, or a national scale. I resent both implications as they are inaccurate and wrong. You don’t know me.

      I have never seen ANYTHING that would convince me that this is happening on a scale that we gun owners should be worried about. I’m sure somebody somewhere wants no guns anywhere, but that’s not what we’re talking about here.

      Where are the lobbyists for the NO GUNS agenda? They don’t exist. Calling out for background checks IS NOT the same as calling for a ban on guns. I blame the NRA for this. As an American veteran, the NRA does NOT speak for me. They’re trying to say there is an ANTI gun government (aka Obama) movement to take away guns. They’ve said it since Obama was elected. (Yes, I am white, and not on any type of Government assistance at all, if that matters to some of you)

      Where is the proof?

      Here is the sad truth: There have been 28 deaths and 37 gunshot injuries at schools all across the country since the Newtown school massacre. We’re a better country that this. Something’s wrong and it’s NOT a lack of guns.

    3. “Here is the sad truth: There have been 28 deaths and 37 gunshot injuries at schools all across the country since the Newtown school massacre. We’re a better country that this. Something’s wrong and it’s NOT a lack of guns.”

      I’m missing your point. Do you have any proof that any of these deaths or injuries would have been averted by background checks or a national gun registry? I agree something is wrong, but none of the “solutions” being proposed by knee jerk politicians have even identified the problem correctly, much less the solution.

    4. Here’s the point.
      There is a difference between building a national gun registry and background checks.

      I don’t personally know anyone, nor have I heard of anyone wanting to create a ‘Registry’. In Florida, where I live, it is illegal to produce such a registry, and the Farm Bureau, not the state police requires background checks. The Farm (Agriculture) Dept is forbidden from producing such a list. We got guns all over the place, just read the news, we’re shootin’ the shit outta people down here in theaters, stores, schools and still no calls for a registry.

      85+% of Americans support expanded background checks. If we make any ‘registry’ building illegal, where’s the trouble?

      Finally, to anyone thinking that someone’s gonna knock on your door to take away your guns, get real. If the govt. wanted you dead, they would simply fire a Hellfire missile at you with a drone six miles out at 30,000 feet in altitude. You gonna stand in the house with a bazooka and your AR-15, or AK-47 and fight that?

    5. Hi William,

      Thanks for bringing that up. I forgot to touch on that also false last comment above from Beau in my last reply to him. There was indeed a LACK of guns in each of those cases! Had a properly trained and armed person(s) been on site in each case it would have ended much quicker with those numbers being far less! In-fact if it was known that someone was an unnamed armed presence on site the attacks would have happened elsewhere entirely.

      Look at the proof of what happened in the one instance where the attempted mass shooter found out that there was already an armed resistance on site before police could get to the scene? The shooter immediately turned the gun on himself and it ended! Criminals and nut cases always take the path of least resistance until someone offers resistance. Then they pull the coward move and end themselves. I’m sure Beau is planning to reply to this also but I’m really getting tired of pointing out facts for him to keep ignoring.

      One more note of proof on that registry = confiscation……Australia! Do I really need to mention the other one as well for Beau to please do some research!!

  16. The right to bear arms is not about protecting onself from “whackos” but to protect the populace from a despotic government. This is the basis and foundation of the 2nd amendment.

  17. Thank you for your service to defending my freedoms I agree with u but people don’t like being told what to do when it comes to there rights I think like u there are bigger problems for our governments to worry about and yes gun lobbyists are blowing it out of proportion

  18. I would like to see expanded background checks to weed out the obvious wackos who seem to populate Florida worse than mosquitoes.

    Nobody’s trying to take anyone’s guns away. In FACT, with the ONLY gun legislation passed since he was elected, Obama EXPANDED the right to carry arms into all national parks. How is that now scaring so many people? Expanding gun rights IS NOT taking them away.

    Simple. It’s not. What’s scaring people is the NRA running around trying to force guns into schools, bars and all kinds of places they don’t belong. Wake up people! You’re being BS’d by the INDUSTRY.

    I’ll keep my guns to defend myself and my family against the crazies jacked up on BS and lies and irrational fear.

    And yea, I’m a VETERAN and proud of it.

    1. “Nobody’s trying to take anyone’s guns away”

      Did someone order a Bloomberg lackey?! Nice try Beau. You do not own guns. You’re probably not a veteran. However, what you ARE is a TROLL spewing hoplophobic non-sense.

      No one is drinking the Kool-aid Beau, certainly not the readers of this site. Your KING and his policies are based on emotional drivel at best, lies at worst. However, its not too late for you to wake up and think critically about what is happening in this nation. Look at the statistical and historical evidence then make your OWN decision, not that of Obama OR the NRA as the empirical evidence is quite clear.

      Per Justice dept stats and historical record and that is: A) Gun control does NOT reduce crime and B) historical precedence of a national registry overwhelmingly leads to gun confiscation. Yep, even the Nazis supported a gun registry. You’re not a Nazi are you Beau?A

      Don’t be such a simple thinking boy that lets the media decide what YOU think. Think critically man!

    2. Clearly you haven’t been paying attention to what’s been going on in CT, CO, NYC and now Boston. You’re a veteran of what….the fast food industry? If you’re just spreading disinformation for Obama, you’ve come to the wrong place….people here aren’t so misinformed….

    3. Beau,

      I have observed WAAAY too much emotion on both sides of this issue. However, I feel surveys like mentioned in this article are merely reporting the effect of the cultural brainwashing to which young people in this country are subjected. Public schools, colleges, and the so called “news media” are responsible for demonizing those of us who are LAW ABIDING CITIZENS and happen to enjoy firearms. When was the last time you heard of the ACLU helping to protect anyone’s right to self defense or support of the SECOND AMENDMENT? How about NEVER! Very rarely does the “news media” report anything about a firearm saving someone’s life. I find it impossible to believe that imposing restrictions on law abiding citizens who have firearms will have an effect on crime. Generally speaking, there are more than enough firearm laws already on the books. All we need is to enforce them! By definition, the bad guys don’t give give a damn about the law…….. it is ludicrous to believe that criminals will submit to “Universal Background Checks”.

      Proud U.S. Army Veteran, and shooting sports enthusiast for 60 years

    4. Just a note on the national park right to carry law. I’m pretty sure Bush signed that in on his lady day in office, not Obama. I live in a national park.

  19. the feds/state gov-monts need to stop trying to pass more gun laws. They should just start enforcing the ones already on the books.

  20. I live in ny and there are very few people that i know if any that support a national registry! these poll results are just another lie to make people think this is what we want and need…lies lies lies nullification non compliance is the only way to go 3%ers will win

  21. I am from NJ and I also believe that these results are off. It seems that most people do not agree with the proposed and existing gun control measures because they are smart enough to realize that they accomplish NOTHING. The problem has become that sadly these same people are also too stupid to get off their ass in November and vote out the scumbags that are causing all this nonsense. So because of this the only ones left that do vote are the ones that keep electing the same ignorant idiots over and over and over. Its very very sad because I believe these are the only people that responded to the latest poll and that’s why the numbers are so off and do not accurately represent what MOST residents believe/feel.

  22. They can pass whatever laws they want. If they pass a national gun registry I will not comply! If they try to take my weapons, I will fight to the death. We must elect people who will follow their oath of office to support and defend the Constitution. I personally think that if an elected individual tries to subvert the Constitution that they should be publicly executed. I know people will say that I’m crazy, but I have served 20 years in the military and I took an oath to support and defend this Great Countries Constitution and I will do so until the day that I die.

  23. When in Washington D.C., I witnessed several residents sharing their disgust toward concealed carry yet they enjoyed the high crime, high gun deaths. They have no positive information about responsible gun owners, or have no understanding about how to even talk about guns. I was raised around guns, and know about history. We need to respect our constitution and be aware that a government gun grab will be the straw that breaks this camel’s back !

  24. The measures against law abiding citizens shall not be infringed upon…why not make 1st offense use of firearm in any commission of a crime …starting at age 16 …mandatory 10 (ten) years in prison no parole no good time behavior bullshit….with hard labor…2nd offense 20 years hard time …ie. work camp prison farms no parole no good time …3rd offense life without probability of any freedom …and make these institutions work camps/farms self sufficient if they don’t produce the food they need then they get only proportions of what is yielded from their own grounds ,,,make it so when the drug dealer has a minor kill someone because they will get out when they turn eighteen, guess what they won’t get out because it was in commission of a crime and make it so when they do rat out on the adult he is culpable and does the time just as if he did the crime…. So what let them appeal it it will take ten years to do that anyway….and do not even assign a judge to oversee the court, it’s all done adjudicated thru a computer where no favoritism or special deals are made and adapted to the case. It would be swift and be the best deterrent you could have. So what build new prisons just for the idiots who use the guns to commit acts of violence and let em rot. Who cares, when a individual takes a life…they should loose all rights to their own. Publish that in the liberal medias eyes….punish the crime not the lawful gun owners.

    1. Dan, our court system is as corrupt as our executive and legislative branches. Radical laws as you suggest would more likely be used against someone like yourself than a drug dealer. Our increasing more “progressive” system would rather see a “law abiding” citizen like yourself in jail for life for shooting and killing a burglar in your own home than a 16 y.o. inner city gangbanger do more than a couple years for killing a 7/11 clerk, because his is a “victim” while you are just a vigilante taking the law into your own hands.

      Unless we start teaching our youth what this country was originally about, individual freedom, capitalism, constitutional republic ( limited government) this country will be done before 2020.

  25. A poll can easily be ‘predetermined’ by using various demographics data to ensure one has an over abundance of one type of person with x and/or y belief. Also, polls are skewed all the time to justify a position and are dubious at best and definitely misleading unless one knows the methodology used to set up and execute the poll. The types and construct of the questions in a poll are also worth investigation (see ’20 Questions A Journalist Should Ask About Poll Results’ at http://www.ncpp.org/?q=node/4).
    It does not matter if a person polled was asked for his or her political affiliation when all those polled are say in a ‘red’ precinct or only in a ‘blue’ county. Polls are statistical tools and as such, subject to all forms of manipulation and impropriety. Also consider the Brady effect (see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bradley_effect).
    These polls about a national gun registry should be scrutinized and critiqued.

  26. Being from Virginia, I can tell you that opinions here are radically different from one County to another, but to say that the majority of Virginians want a national registry sounds flat out incorrect. There are a lot of people who have no familiarity with guns and are scared of them. Go figure. They get their “information” from Feinstein, and Hollywood. More notable is the number of newbies in recent years who have made the leap and had their first trip the range.

    Regardless of all that, we have a Constitution. It says “right to bear arms shall not be infringed”. There are many Virginians who are not agreeable to compromising on matters of the Constitution, regardless of how many people disrespect it. And they sure as hell aren’t giving up their guns.

    1. That’s the problem with the education system, people like you think we live in a democracy where majority rules. We are a Representative Republic.
      It has slowly been turned into a pseudo democracy by liberals by not teaching the true history of this country and its’ founding.
      We will eventually become an Oligarchy followed by a dictatorship if True, red blooded Americans don’t stand up and fight against this garbage. Teach your kids at home the true foundation of America and the American dream. It’s worth fighting for.

    2. The problem isn’t democracy my friend. We are not a democracy, we are a republic. That is the problem. In a republic the population elects people that are supposed to vote and act on the behalf of the people’s wishes and will. In our crooked political system, politicians lie to get in office and then vote the way they want to and we have no recourse to throw them out and charge them with a crime. A great example is the electoral college. That is how Presidents get elected on a minority of the popular vote.

      If we were a true democracy I suspect things would be much better and the policies and laws would reflect the will of the people. New York and what Comrad Cuomo and the state assembly has done ramming through unconstitutional and traitorous laws is another great example. Following the enactment of the UNsafe act, 62% of New Yorkers polled oppose it, and 52 of 62 counties in the state passed local legislation and opposed the act in writing. Over 2/3 of the Sheriffs in NY got together and wrote to the Governor opposing it and telling him why. They were told in no uncertain terms to shut their mouths.

      If this were a democracy the people would get to vote on those things BEFORE they happen. Not be victimized by the politics of what happens afterward.

      This is a republic, not a democracy. Look it up.

      I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the REPUBLIC for which it stands….

  27. The United States government needs to stop trying to fix what is not broken. Leave our gun rights and constitutional guarantees alone!
    The government should be focusing on cleaning up and ridding gang and other criminal groups that they use for their anti-gun gun law(s).
    Gun owners have proven themselves to be sane, law abiding, responsible citizens so why is the anti-gun lobby attempting to put restrictions and compliance measures into law against us?

    Put criminals in jail and keep them there, let’s see if the government is willing to infringe and impose restrictions and limitations of their constitutional guarantees and shed the laws that protect them!

  28. I think people have the right to own a gun cause it is our right why don’t we focus on the criminals instead of upstanding citizens we have done nothing wrong but we r the ones being targeted let’s focus on crime not a man or a woman who enjoy hunting or sport shooting.

  29. The Bill of Rights is designed to be anti-democratic. It is there to *prevent* a majority from treading upon the people’s rights. We should not be afraid to assert this and say“Majority be damned! Stop infringing upon our rights!”

  30. First of all, you can not trust ANY poll (regardless of where you stand on an issue) any more than you can trust your government. They are designed to reach a fore-drawn conclusion, aka an agenda.

    “What if anti-gun politicians are merely doing what their constituencies want?” Now, let’s examine the question in the article honestly. Prior to the 17th Amendment, only Representatives had constituencies. The duty of Senators, which were chosen by elected Representatives (not elected by popular vote) was to test and vote on the Constitutionality of every bill forwarded by the House. This system better protected the Republican form of government which was guaranteed to us. Since the 17th Amendment, Senators have been elected in the very same manner as our Congressmen, eliminating one of the most important protections We the People had from the tyranny of democracy, and created a constituency for Senators. As a result, Senatorial obligation shifted away from the Constitution and to their constituents. This is the greatest reason our Republic which has stood for so long and once protected the rights of every citizen, is now failing as the tyranny of the majority is now forced upon each and every one of us. America will continue to go down in flames and end in the worst violence, like every democratic government has and will, unless we restore the Constitution by voiding the 17th Amendment. So, to answer the question,…the polls are irrelevant. Senators are supposed to vote against the whims of the people where and when their whims are in direct conflict with the Constitution. Period.

    For every Democrat reading this, now you know why our congress is so dysfunctional. If you despise tyranny in all forms, as our founders did you must protect your rights and reject democracy. Half of the country telling you how to live is not one bit different than a king, emperor or Ayatollah telling you how to live. Wake up!

  31. Why can’t these anti-gun retards get their headspace corrected? ANY intrusion of the individual’s rights by any level of government is sorely ill-advised in a ” free” society!

  32. Not so sure we don’t already have a gun registry. Every time you buy a gun at the store the computer background check is done before you get your ‘Tool’ to take home… Unless you buy your gun from a private individual and they don’t transfer ownership with the state, there is already a record in some data base that you have the gun(s)…. So someday that could be pulled up and used for confiscation purposes… Personally, I think when that day comes, there will be a rash increase of gun thefts reported… or lost guns… matter of fact, I’m not real sure where I put mine either… :-/ But, rest assured Officer/Sargent. I let you know right away when I remember….

  33. Not so sure we don’t already have a gun registry. Every time you buy a gun at the store the computer background check is done before you get your ‘Tool’ to take home… Unless you buy your gun from a private individual and transfer ownership with the state, there is already a record in some data base that you have the gun(s)…. So someday that could be pulled up and used for confiscation purposes… Personally, I think when that day comes, there will be a rash increase of gun thefts reported… or lost guns… matter of fact, I’m not real sure where I put mine either… :-/ But, rest assured Officer/Sargent. I let you know right away when I remember….

  34. If a registry tries to be imposed.
    I would not be surprised if the movement for some states to secede would soon take on similar conversations.

    Either that or I WON’T COMPLY.

  35. I also, will NEVER give up my GUN ownership RIGHTS. Lets KEEP the Second Amendment, Strong and ALIVE. SUPPORT, THE NRA. JOIN the NRA, to FIGHT THIS BATTLE, WE CAN WIN, IF WE STICK TOGETHER. THANKS.

  36. Two comments, two perspectives –
    First, as a 40 year Oklahoma resident, I can say with some conviction that the likely voters in our state would likely oppose national registration at least 3-1. Having said that, I’ve noted a strong decline in interest and experience with firearms and shooting among my children’s peers (18-21). And they have almost *zero* comprehension of US history or constitutional principles, so the shift is underway here as well.
    Second, as a 20+ year attorney with prosecution experience and some USMC combat experience, I can tell you that people will obey just about any law or order that is put in front of them, so long as they are given time to adjust to it. They get really mad, but then they calm down and adjust.
    HAVING SAID THAT, I think that it is time to begin inculcating in our friends, family, children and grandchildren a certain respectful defiance; i.e. the willingness to say “I will NOT!”, and the willingness to distance themselves and their loyalties from their government, law and superintending culture. Most importantly, they must be willing to absorb the consequences of peaceful defiance … or not-so-peaceful-defiance … and to dish out personal, physical judgment on any politician, police officer, or soldier who attempts to enforce any such laws.

  37. The results of any poll are dependent upon the following variables. 1) The wording of the questions. 2) The demographics of those polled. 3) Who or what organization is paying for the poll.
    Consequently poll results are generally meaningless.

  38. First step to confiscation. Look at history. Register first then outlaw certain types and require they be turned in. Lastly just confiscate all that are left. Always think long-term and what-if.

    1. I’m with Bob. Any form of registry will be centralized at some point, either physically or virtually. This development establishes the threshold of gun confiscation, which is typically justified by “emergency” conditions. Thus, the government can disarm the people and then force them into FEMA camps under the guise of “protecting” them. Once relocated as disaster refugees, they can no longer protect their property. Neither the insurance companies nor FEMA will come up with the money to restore their property to inhabitable or otherwise serviceable condition in a timely manner. Consequently, the cumulative pressure of additional out-of-pocket expense, mounting mortgage payments, and the ongoing disruption to lifestyle, all serve to coerce disaster victims to sell out cheaply to developers who want the best property at fire sale prices. A disarmed public is a disaster capitalist’s wet dream.

  39. I would file this under “figures never lie, but liers figure”. Knowing Virginia and New York, I would be hard pressed to believe that a random survey would return those results.

  40. Firearm registration is the (usually) compulsory registration of a
    firearm with a government authority. Firearm registration’s purpose is to establish clear ownership and / or to tax owners…..or to know where it may be and provide a lawful right to the authorities to search for the firearm if need be.
    Possibly to make sure that the owner is compliant with the current laws covering such firearm ownership.

    Kind of like saying I can only operate a blue car on Tuesday… but also must carry two additional occupants , but no more than three. If found non-compliant I would face a tariff , lose my driving privilege / license , or have my vehicle taken from my possession because I was found non-compliant of the laws concerning my privilege if such a law existed.

    1. The RIGHT to own and operate a car shall not be infringed? Sorry, I don’t understand your analogy. Comparing God given rights to privileges can only do harm to the RIGHTS of all citizens.

  41. The voters of Virginia do not want a national gun registry. We, in fact, do not want ANY gun registry as is the current law. It’s only the liberals in Charlottesville and the suburbs of D.C.

  42. You don’t seem to understand the difference between a right and a privilege.

    If owning and driving a vehicle were rights the government could not legally place restrictions on them.

    Telling you that wearing a seat belt is mandatory for reasons of safety sounds reasonable once you’ve accepted the government’s authority. Does telling you that you can’t own certain firearms or “high capacity” magazines sound reasonable?

    The federal and state governments are already infringing on our Second Amendment rights allegedly for reasons of public safety. How does a gun registry promote public safety?

    1. There is no legal right, whether or not it is enumerated in the U.S. Constitution, or whether or not it has been deemed “fundamental” by the U.S. Supreme Court and thereby incorporated into the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment (the protections of which are then, hence, applicable to state and local government as well as to the federal government), that cannot be restricted, limited, or otherwise denied and wholly abrogated under certain circumstances.

      In fact, the only restraint on any government’s ability to curtail even the most fundamental of liberties, whether they derive from “natural law” or by statutory decree, is the degree of scrutiny to which a rights-restricting law is subject to upon judicial review.

      The above said, the selective incorporation of a constitutionally-enumerated right into the Due Process Clause, thus deeming it as being “fundamental”, does take certain policy choices off the table. And with specific regard to the Second Amendment, i.e., that constitutional codification of the pre-existing right to keep and bear arms, comes the co-terminal obligations of the state to at once unleash the fully-realizable bounty of that liberty, but to do so within the virtual straightjacket of civil order and regulation as does indeed provide for and assure both the collective security of a free state, as well as the individual right of self-defense. This is not inconsistent with the U.S. Supreme Court’s edicts in either District of Columbia v. Heller, or in McDonald v. Chicago. And these tensions between liberty and judicious restraint must be balanced as such, in order to efficiently administrate the blood price of liberty itself (i.e., whatever death, carnage and other destruction — regardless of accident or intent — that may be attributable to the individual right to keep and bear arms.

      Authorities cited by Alito, J., in delivering the Opinion of the Supreme Court of the United States in McDonald v. Chicago, (No. 08-1521) 567 F. 3d 856 (2010) (law(dot)cornell(dot)edu(fs)supct(fs)html/08-1521(dot)ZO(dot)html) (in affirmation of the Heller Court):

      ” […] Under our precedents, if a Bill of Rights guarantee is fundamental from an American perspective, then, unless stare decisis counsels otherwise, that guarantee is fully binding on the States and thus limits (but by no means eliminates) their ability to devise solutions to social problems that suit local needs and values. As noted by the 38 States that have appeared in this case as amici supporting petitioners, “[s]tate and local experimentation with reasonable firearms regulations will continue under the Second Amendment.” Brief for State of Texas et al. as Amici Curiae 23. […]

      ” […] Justice Breyer is correct that incorporation of the Second Amendment right will to some extent limit the legislative freedom of the States, but this is always true when a Bill of Rights provision is incorporated. Incorporation always restricts experimentation and local variations, but that has not stopped the Court from incorporating virtually every other provision of the Bill of Rights. “[T]he enshrinement of constitutional rights necessarily takes certain policy choices off the table.” Heller, 554 U. S., at __ (slip op., at 64). This conclusion is no more remarkable with respect to the Second Amendment than it is with respect to all the other limitations on state power found in the Constitution.” […]

      “Finally, Justice Breyer is incorrect that incorporation will require judges to assess the costs and benefits of firearms restrictions and thus to make difficult empirical judgments in an area in which they lack expertise. As we have noted, while his [Justice Breyer’s] opinion in Heller recommended an interest-balancing test, the Court [Justice Scalia] specifically rejected that suggestion. See supr a, at 38–39. “The very enumeration of the right takes out of the hands of government—even the Third Branch of Government—the power to decide on a case-by-case basis whether the right is really worth insisting upon.” Heller, supra , at ___ (slip op., at 62–63).” […]

      And now to address the issue of blanket-type bans on firearms with certain ostensibly-objectionable attributes:

      “In defending the ban, Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen argued that handguns and rifles on the state’s list of banned assault weapons were designed for killing people and should not be generally owned and used.” (courant(dot)com(fs)news(fs)connecticut(fs)hc-gun-control-0131-20140130,0,1679703(dot)story

      So we are expected to defend ourselves with what, arcane technology more suited to killing unarmed animals; i.e., technology that leaves law-abiding home and business defenders both disadvantaged and at greater risk to the cruelties of armed psychopaths and other assorted character-deficient criminals?

      The fact of the matter is, personal defense weaponry *is* designed to provide a technologically effective instrumentality with which to summarily nullify an imminent threat (not necessarily an immediate threat) of great bodily harm or death, regardless of whether it’s presented by either a bear, a buck in rut, or an ungrateful bastard son. Furthermore, constitutionally speaking (see Heller), self-defense weaponry is designed to effectuate that same purpose with no more and no less efficacy than that which provides the least possible risk to the righteous and legally-justified actor in self-defense. In other words, you can’t use a cannon to shoot a presumably well-armed, gang-bangin’ thug when he or she attempts to rob your liquor store (but if you expect to both resist attack and defend yourself (see citations from Heller that affirm these rights), and to also survive as well, you’d better have the firepower and the “violence of action” to overcome his or her threat).

      Moreover, neither the individual and fundamental right to armed self-defense, nor the collective right of constitutionally-proper, armed revolt (i.e., against either local, state or federal tyranny), when conducted by a duly constituted quorum of the popular sovereign (as enunciated by U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Samuel Alito, in McDonald v. Chicago, 130 S. Ct. 3020 (2010), can ever be properly addressed by referring to, and also by making comparisons with, the relative pervasiveness of hunting-weapon substitutes, as Judge Covello (presiding in the Connecticut case cited above) would have us believe. For God’s sake, were game all that plentiful, we couldn’t justify using more than the likes of spears, snares, and bows and arrows for the purposes of such “sport”. And since when do animals attack humans with firearms?!

      Therefore, the constitutional defect in the Connecticut statute (and all other similar statutes, for that matter) is that it addresses the inanimate aspects of the prohibited weapons. Thus, while they may be inherently more dangerous than, say, a single-shot, nonrepeating weapon, they are not necessarily any the less safe in their inanimate state. Hence, in order for the statute to be valid, it must address the specific animating circumstances under which such weapons become unsafe (e.g., when, where, why and how they become accessible to, or otherwise insufficiently secure against acquisition by, kids, criminals and crazies; and by anyone else who does not conform to reasonable standards of sufficient mental and physical capacity, i.e., those of whom by their very selection, training, testing and certification *cannot* be demonstrated to be an acceptable societal risk insofar as owning, possessing, maintaining, repairing, operating securing or otherwise using such a weapon in a reasonably safe manner is concerned; i.e., a risk that’s safety is commensurate with the weapon’s inherently dangerous propensities).

  43. I agree with this being an attempt at chipping away at our rights. From the outlook on my end a few years ago I decided to hone my skillset in primitive weaponry . There is a lot to be said using stone tools like arrowheads , axes, traditional bows, and not to mention a crossbow. It takes time to develop skills to make a pressure flaked arrowhead and haft it onto a shaft that you made….that also works as intended. What are they going to do…ban sticks and stones? Things may have to take a turn to the past in more ways than one to maintain your personal safety. The point is your greatest personal defense is your mind….now go and learn a new skill. Take away the cell phones from you kids. This is making a mindless, misspelling addicted to facecrack drone generation. Don’t get me wrong I love technology….but I also hate what it is doing to the youth. Take someone out today and teach them to make fire. If you don’t know how….learn! And yes – no matches, magnesium, lenses, or mirrors allowed.
    Broaden your own horizons of knowledge…….

  44. When Polls first came around they were useful tools. Once the “Scum Bags” at the Propaganda Ministry and ELSEWHERE realized they could actually affect outcomes they were hijacked. DO NOT EVER, repeat, EVER, listen to OR believe ANY polls from ANYONE, ANYWHERE. Instead, look at RESULTS. For instance, 30+ MILLION NICS transactions since the FALSE FLAG Sandy Hook. Add to that 60+ MILLION PRIVATE transactions as well as the BILLIONS of rounds of Ammo sold and you come up with a TRUE picture. The ONLY time results are useless is when they relate to MAJOR ELECTIONS in this country because, as we ALL know, they are ALL fixed. JMHO

  45. I can tell you that the 68 percent is strictly in NYC not the rest of the state of NEW YORK. the 9 COUNTIES of the WESTERN NEW YORK part of NEW YORK state have filed NUMERIOUS LAW SUITES in federal court against NYSAFE ACT. People need to wake-up not just in NYS but also the WHOLE COUNTRY…..

  46. My experience here in NJ would lead me to believe that the poll is skewed. However, that’s not to say that the state is not overrun with lefties. We already have strict gun laws and the pols want to make them tougher for no logical reason. The big problem is the ignorance of non-gun owners who will buy whatever the pols ans press feed them.

  47. That Virginia poll was probably taken in the Roanoke area which is a deep Blue spot in the middle of the State near several Colleges. Last year Virginia passed a slew of pro gun measures and laws because Republicans own both of the State Houses. Just this year McCaulife tried to ram some gun control measures through and got them thrown back at him. The heart of VA is Red but the Northern part (DC Suburbs) Richmond/Petersburg and Hampton Roads areas are blue.

  48. I live in Central New York and I’ve never been asked to participate in any kind of poll like this. Ofcourse, I’m a Republican and definetly not in favor of any kind of gun control. I believe these polls are taken where they already know the outcome.

  49. The Constitution says it all. A right is a right for all time. A privilege is granted by the state and may be taken away for any reason at any time (such as it is with driving). Until, by the Amendment process, the 2d Amendment is changed in any way, the federal government does not have the power to legislate weapons which might be called upon by the people to unseat a government which no longer recognizes the Constitutional rights of the people.

    Those who believe such polls are very likely to believe polls which say the majority of citizens love ObamaCare, and as we are seeing, even those it was written to support don’t like it.

    SCOTUS can say that registration does not infringe upon the right of the people, but history has shown that it is the first step to confiscation at any point the government feels it needs to control the populace.

    Few people realize that on the night of Paul Revere’s famous ride (though it was ended prematurely) the British Army was marching through Massachusetts under order to confiscate weapons from the people. The idea had originated with the Governor of Massachusetts who informed the Crown’s representatives in the colonies that if they wanted to control the people, all they had to do was confiscate their weapons. The ride took place on the night of April 18th 1775. The following morning, British troops met armed colonists and ended with “the shot heard ’round the world” and the start of the Revolutionary War.

    1. And another shot will be heard if the government and the sheeple stay on this path….only difference, 4 paul revere will be riding a harley and talking into an i-pad….

  50. Its attitudes like jarheads what allows gun control lobbyist to take and control. It’s happening it happened in Illinois, New York, now it’s in Connecticut, New Jersey I hear if following the same path. If it is happening in any state, county, or city it’s happening in America. Stop saying it is not happening because it is here is truth. Gradually tyranny is taking over just like in Germany not long ago. Where do you thing NDAA, Patriot act and other EO came from. WAKE THE F#$^Y#$ UP!

  51. The United States is being changed into a communist country. This means total control of the people by the central Federal Government.. The vast majority of university and college professors are liberal, Democratically Party oriented (communist people). The poll obviously has no integrity as to a representative sampling of the citizenry. The idea behind the poll was to have the results appear in the communist managed media. Many Americans believe that a door to door fight is coming between the communists, currently led by Obama the communist, and those of us who will oppose them to preserve our country and The Constitution Of The United States. Prepare yourselves. Many believe that Obama was bought and paid for long ago. Prepare yourselves.

  52. It’s also a poorly worded poll question. “In answering the following questions, imagine that you are a UNITED STATES SENATOR and today you must cast a vote either in favor of or opposed to each of the following hypothetically proposed laws..”

    That could mean the response was given based on that hypothetical. Maybe the person answering was doing so because that’s what they thought would be the safe answer, or the answer their senator would give. It doesn’t mean they answered the question according to what they personally believe.

  53. I don’t see what the big deal is. It’s 2014, shouldn’t we already have a national registry of firearms? I have about 20 guns and I don’t care if they’re on a list. The government owns about 2-3 million guns, and the rest of the public own about 250-300 million. I’m sick of all the talking-point right wing redneck idiots complaining about common sense gun laws. I’m not saying 10 shot max clips, I’m not talking about banning certain guns, I’m talking about common sense laws – Like registering your guns and having a background check. Those who think this is treading on their constitutional rights should stop their fear-mongering nonsense. We outgun our own military in this country, stop having a huge hissy fit.

  54. You aren’t going to get a valid poll answer from somebody eighteen years old. I was eighteen and voted for Jimmy Carter.

    Because they are basically very ignorant. They haven’t really given things like gay marriage, gun control or standardized tests a real look over yet. Give them a decade and then ask.

    I don’t know about the first two, but I personally see no problem with standardized tests, and maybe they put that question first.

    Maybe if people are asked a question that they don’t have a problem with, they are more likely to answer a couple more questions with a desired response.

    I can’t say, but I do know that, on many subjects, I was dreadfully ignorant.

    Ignorance is a Tyrant’s best friend.

  55. I live in AZ and have many friends through the USA both liberal and conservative. Of all my friends I do not know of one that would support national gun registry.

  56. live in IL. where we have to regrister with the state Police for a back ground check, if we want to buy ammo or weapons which is the same as weapon regristration my adult children live in the area aftere a 22 year USAF career so I’m not moving anywhere else anytime soon

  57. I live in IL. where we have to regrister with the state Police for a back ground check, if we want to buy ammo or weapons which is the same as weapon regristration my adult children live in the area aftere a 22 year USAF career so I’m not moving anywhere else anytime soon

  58. Hmmm
    A well regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed”

    No question, no ambiguity what so ever: the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. If you have to register a gun it is no longer a right but a privilege granted by the state after you do something they demand. This is just one more example of government officials committing treason under some other name.

    It doesn’t matter at all what one set of poll numbers purports to show. And even if a majority actually do want this the problem is that under our Constitution and therefore the rule of law it cannot be done. Simply put gun registries, like so many other laws, rules and regulations concerning guns violate the 2nd amendment.

  59. For starters these polls are extremely skewed, I live in NJ and would not support such an obvious step (As in moving forward) towards national gun control (again). The pollsters know well the demagraphics and areas to do their polling, they know the outcome before they even start. We here in NJ have to jump through hoops to purchase hand guns/firearms, logs are kept for the state indicating how much you have purchased in ammo (Federal ID and Drivers License documented and required) at your local gun shop. The problem in areas like the urban environment I live in (yep I stand out like a sore thumb) is that folks are mis-informed part of the dumbification of America that has gone into overdrive in the last decade. The media needs to be neutralized (neutered or spayed) and held responsible for their role in false reporting and withholding true statistics.

    1. Orion, I’m a South Jersey boy living in PA. I get your comments. I’ve been think about moving back to Jersey but the anti-gun, high tax attitude of the state is making me think twice. Good luck to you.

  60. it aint gonna happen in va. too many red neck hunt clubs and rich doctors and lawyers with expensive hunting dogs.relax ladies and gentlemen.

  61. Being a fellow Virginian I know that it is almost like I live in two states. If they were to divide the Northeast and the Southwest part of the state (almost right down the middle of the state from North to South) they would probably get to totally different answers to their poll. I have traveled all over Virginia as well as all over the United States. I live in the Southwest part of the state, and the people are as different as night and day from where I live compared to the Northeast folk. I’m just an old Hillbilly, or to be more political correct, an Appalachian American! LOL I know in these mountains we believe in being FREE and the Constitution and the right to bear arms, hell it’s a way of life! When we brought my Son home from the hospital after he was born his Grandfather had already bought him a shotgun! That is one of the first pictures of him out of the hospital, him laying on the couch with a shotgun beside. This year for Christmas, and we say “Christmas” NOT “x-mas”, I bought my Daughter (24) a nice 9MM pistol and my Son (22) a nice .45 pistol! Now that was a great Christmas, not to mention all the quality time we get to spend together target shooting! The people of this Country better wake up or there is not going to be such a thing as the Land of the Free!!!!!

  62. The problem with these polls of NYS is that they are not done in upstate New York. You would find an exact opposite if you polled Upstate New York. The problem with New York is that the NYC crowd hold dictatorship over us in Upstate. We in upstate want to be separate from NYC and control our future. The problem is I fear that the net revolution /civil war is going to be sparked here in upstate New York because more and more Upstaters have had enough of NYC rule.

  63. For what it is worth, the unconstitutional and draconian NYS gun laws, laughingly called the “SAFE Act” was enacted by trickery and has never been voted on. Our BS Governor Andy Cuomo snuck it by us literally in the dead of night using an emergency loophole intended for times of disaster to get it through the state legislature without any discussion, public comment or voting.

    The vast majority of NYS voters would not have supported it if it came to a vote. We certainly do not want any more stringent measures added to these crappy laws.

  64. This is the fascist shadow ‘government’ at work testing to see what they can get away with, while swaying the mindset of the young and those who just run with the crowd (which is probably the majority of the population).

  65. As someone who lives in NJ I think those polls are not the truth.The areas that they poll are the most liberal areas of our state.If they actually went out to the rest of the state it would be quite different.I work at a company with over 60 employees.Almost half of us shoot and more are looking into getting their permits.The moment Rutgers is mentioned it shouldn’t be taken seriously.

  66. I live in Virginia, a resident here. The only parts of the state that favored electing liberals like the GOV, Lt GOV, AG in Richmond (in the state gov election were northern Virginia Washington DC area, and Hampton Roads (Hampton, Norfolk, Virginia Beach), which just happen to be the most populated centers in the state. Those officials are gun grabbers and are under the money bag pecker heads like former mayor Michael Bloomberg,,,who also want to impose a gun registry. I would bet money that the MAJORITY of Virginia gun owners are OPPOSED to a registry,,Period……,because we know that registration will lead to taxation fees for law abiding gun owners, then confiscation, eventually stripping us of our 2d Amendment rights. hell no, that poll taken did not go to conservative centers in Virginia to ask their tainted question. Not ever planning on giving in to any gun grabbing laws. From my dead hands. Stand and Fight!

  67. I don’t give a rat’s patootey what people in NY, VA, and NJ think. They can’t tell the rest of the country what to do.

    1. The issue is not just NY, VA and NJ. If there is enough momentum, the ‘sheeple’ will follow. States’ rights were lost in the civil war and now people’s rights are being lost because the ignorant are allowed to vote.

  68. This renewed interest in gun control/tracking seems rather disturbing, in that, in this time in our history where the national debt is CLEARLY irreversible, the annual interest on that debt is 25% of our annual revenue (not including revenue due to sancrcinct social security taxes) and new expensive programs (affordable health care act) are taking place, to name a few, the liberals NOW want us to diminish our 2nd amendment rights ? WTF…. My suggestion is to get the debt, and spending, to a manageable level BEFORE you eye our citizens 2nd amendment rights. Ohh and of course, make sure the DHS continues to stock up on eg 5.57 NATO AR ammo, etc. You really can’t just make this shit up !

  69. The question here is about the constitution. This is a debate about whether we still have one and whether it still means anything. So the only way to brig the issue out clearly is NOT to accept the confrontation on the skewed grounds being presented. Instead, it is best to use the very same arguments backward – reductio ad absurdiam. Immediately there should be proposals and legislation put forth SUSPENDING the fourth amendment, allowing the government any form of search and seizure like tapping the internet and cell phone in the name of security a la Snowden. Why should the liberals care if there is no constitution? The next set of laws should suspend the first amendment in terms of freedom od speech, allowing only politically correct speech as defined by the government – and allowing only religious practice or lack thereof as allowed by the government, as required by the liberals. Since they will support these attacks on the constitution, too it will become apparent to the ENTIRE US population they have to decide whether they want any rights at all. Do you want a bill of rights or no? The whole thing or not? We have to link all the violations together – like the searches Mr. Snowden pointed out – ask the liberals to authorize those, too. Then let’s see if anyone in this country wants a bill of rights. I think you will be surprised – people will wake up an realize – you lose a bit, you lose it all.

  70. Ask the youngest male of the household over 18. Someone who doesn’t see the shifting in politics that will try to disarm the public. With a registry that will give the government a list of everybody and the number of guns they own so they can come take them. Can somebody start a Constitution Party and kick these dictators out of Washington?

  71. Given the ‘imagine yourself’ statement this poll may as well have phrased each question as ‘how would you expect the Senate to vote about ?’ So the results are bogus.

  72. I live in “up-State” NY. I would guess we would vote 2-to-1 or 3-to-1 for the second amendment. The NY City folks, well they are a**holes. I could see those fools voting for registry – after all they voted an idiot communist in as mayor. I can only hope we Up-State folk get a chance to secede from NYC.

  73. The Roanoke/Rutgers-Eagleton/Siena College Study poll is not representative of the entire population likely to be affected by such “moral panic-inspired” legislation. It deliberately skewed the age and sex of the preselected respondents thus: They asked to “speak to the *youngest male* in the household over the age of 18.”

    Firstly, with the relative non-availability of well-paying jobs that allow increasingly more former students to both establish their own households and to be able to afford the additional motor vehicle insurance, health insurance (thanks to Obamacare), and repayment of student loans, more young, college-aged males are likely to be living at home with their parents whilst playing professional student.

    Secondly, the polling was initiated on a weekend, when it’s more likely that more in-state college students are likely to be home visiting (so mom can do their laundry).

    Thirdly, if the dates the poll was conducted (Feb. 22-28, 2014) coincided with various college’s mid-winter breaks (e.g., Mid-Winter Break at Schoolcraft College: Monday – Sunday February 24 – March 2 (ownersguidefree(dot)net(fs)winter-break-2014-dates)), this even further compounds the selection bias of the poll.

    Young people are notoriously impressionable when it comes to 24/7-mass-media-hyped current events. They never experienced the decades between the riots of the 1960’s and the Columbine massacre, during which time there was relatively less prominence of mass shootings being paraded in the media as a class-biased cause celebre ; e.g. Newtown, CT (hardly a novel event*).

    Arguably, Newtown is the most widely-known, politically-hijacked tragedy in recent memory to become part of the young adult’s social-psychological overlay with regard to gun crime. Hence, these inexperienced youngsters are more susceptible to the mass-media-induced “moral panic” engendered over such tragedies. Consequently, they are more likely to form an opinion that favors drastic action being taken to rectify a perceived growing problem, which empirically we know is definitely not the case (see, e.g., boston(dot)com(fs)community(fs)blogs(fs)crime_punishment(fs)2013(fs)01(fs)mass_shootings_not_trending(dot)html See also, hsx.sagepub(dot)com(fs)content(fs)18(fs)1(fs)125(dotfull(dot)pdf+html ).

    Sometimes I wonder who’s more sick; the breast-beating, sanctimoniously-outraged mass-media magpies and their class-biased reactionary dupes (and the cunning, opportunistic and predatory politicians who pander to them), or the mentally-disturbed shooters who attempt to (and seem to be encouraged to) redress past perceived injustices in albeit dysfunctional, truncated, and misdirected/displaced confrontational form (online(dot)wsj(dot)com(fs)news(fs)articles(fs)SB10001424052702303309504579181702252120052).

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    * thedailybeast(dot)com(fs)articles(fs)2013(fs)02(fs)01(fs)forget-what-you-ve-heard-mass-shootings-aren-t-rising-but-they-probably-aren-t-going-away(dot)html

    Northeastern University’s James Alan Fox: “Actually there have been adults who return to their old school where things hadn’t gone so well for them. Of course, we think of Adam Lanza. But a very similar case occurred back in 1989. Patrick Purdy killed 5 and wounded 29 at an elementary school in Stockton CA. That case didn’t quite have the same impact for several reasons. One, of course, is that *the victims were poor Southeast Asians,* not upper middle class white folks from a nice [i.e., relatively affluent] community in CT.

    And, back then, mass shootings weren’t covered live as they unfolded. The technology didn’t exist back then nor did the 24 hour cable channels who could devote all their attention to it.”

  74. I don’t believe in nor trust any polls so that being said, lets say they are correct which I seriously doubt. Then all those citizens that want some form of gun control, or registration, and all those political scumbags that try to pass or vote for legislation for the same, should all be rounded up, placed on trial where I am the judge, so I can find them all guilty of treason and hang them. Or perhaps shoot them.

  75. The Brady Campaign agenda (formerly National Council to Control Handguns):
    “The first problem is to slow down the number of handguns being produced and sold in this country. The second problem is to get handguns registered. The final problem is to make possession of all handguns and all handgun ammunition–except for the military, police, licensed security guards, licensed sporting clubs, and licensed gun collectors–totally illegal.”

  76. The Roanoke/Rutgers-Eagleton/Siena College Study poll is not representative of the entire population likely to be affected by such “moral panic-inspired” legislation. It deliberately skewed the age and sex of the preselected respondents thus: They asked to “speak to the *youngest male* in the household over the age of 18.”

    Firstly, with the relative non-availability of well-paying jobs that allow increasingly more former students to both establish their own households and to be able to afford the additional motor vehicle insurance, health insurance (thanks to Obamacare), and repayment of student loans, more young, college-aged males are likely to be living at home with their parents whilst playing professional student.

    Secondly, the polling was initiated on a weekend, when it’s more likely that more in-state college students are likely to be home visiting (so mom can do their laundry).

    Thirdly, if the dates the poll was conducted (Feb. 22-28, 2014) coincided with various college’s mid-winter breaks (e.g., Mid-Winter Break at Schoolcraft College: Monday – Sunday February 24 – March 2 (http://ownersguidefree.net/winter-break-2014-dates)), this even further compounds the selection bias of the poll.

    Young people are notoriously impressionable when it comes to 24/7-mass-media-hyped current events. They never experienced the decades between the riots of the 1960’s and the Columbine massacre, during which time there was relatively less prominence of mass shootings being paraded in the media as a class-biased cause celebre; e.g. Newtown, CT (hardly a novel event*).

    Arguably, Newtown is the most widely-known, politically-hijacked tragedy in recent memory to become part of the young adult’s social-psychological overlay with regard to gun crime. Hence, these inexperienced youngsters are more susceptible to the mass-media-induced “moral panic” engendered over such tragedies. Consequently, they are more likely to form an opinion that favors drastic action being taken to rectify a perceived growing problem, which empirically we know is definitely not the case (see, e.g., http://boston.com/community/blogs/crime_punishment/2013/01/mass_shootings_not_trending.html See also, http://hsx.sagepub.com/content/18/1/125.full.pdf+html ).

    Sometimes I wonder who’s more sick; the breast-beating, sanctimoniously-outraged mass-media magpies and their class-biased reactionary dupes (and the cunning, opportunistic and predatory politicians who pander to them), or the mentally-disturbed shooters who attempt to (and seem to be encouraged to) redress past perceived injustices in albeit dysfunctional, truncated, and misdirected/displaced confrontational form (http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303309504579181702252120052).

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    * http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/02/01/forget-what-you-ve-heard-mass-shootings-aren-t-rising-but-they-probably-aren-t-going-away.html

    Northeastern University’s James Alan Fox: “Actually there have been adults who return to their old school where things hadn’t gone so well for them. Of course, we think of Adam Lanza. But a very similar case occurred back in 1989. Patrick Purdy killed 5 and wounded 29 at an elementary school in Stockton CA. That case didn’t quite have the same impact for several reasons. One, of course, is that *the victims were poor Southeast Asians,* not upper middle class white folks from a nice [i.e., relatively affluent] community in CT.

    And, back then, mass shootings weren’t covered live as they unfolded. The technology didn’t exist back then nor did the 24 hour cable channels who could devote all their attention to it.”

  77. We already have too many gun control laws. Politicians, most of them, are in favor of more gun control laws because that is where they think they get more votes. I live in CO and 2 state senators have been ousted from office because the voted for more gun control laws and another state senator has resigned before the kicked her out of office.
    Bloomberg is the main culprit behind most of this and I have written my senator, Senator Bennett, and he told me everything that was going on except about Bloomberg.
    It is the population that does not understand guns that are against them. If they knew about them, they would respect them and vote to have them in their home.
    A Vermont Senator has read the state constitution and it states that the population is the militia and everyone is to be armed. I think it is a crime and it is a direct penalty on the legal gun owners when the government starts to take away our God Given and our Second Amendment Right. I Quote,” when there is a national gun registry it will lead to total gun confiscation. The police and military will be able to protect you more efficiently and you will be safer.” signed by Adolph Hitler, 1934. Is this what we are headed for?

  78. Left leaning/progressive states with large urban centers may reflect a popular and unfounded belief that “gun control” controls guns in the hands of criminals and thus many young, mostly liberal, people may support such a proposal. However, statistics clearly show that a gun registry and so called gun-control don’t do anything to reduce crime or protect law abiding citizens.

  79. I refuse to participate in any pols or surveys as I have found that no matter who or what the pol is questions are always skewed to give the answers that the pol desires.

  80. Kinda hard to believe in this because of a Bill that’s being looked at (This month) to allow CCW permits to be accepted across the states in the USA from your home state…and not only is the GOP for it but also a large number of the Dems too.

  81. Dont believe in hose polls they are only sent to there cronies not to all. I live in NJ and have never seen a poll on guns. The libs in this state try running everything the way they want. They pass laws and do it behind our backs push them through with out any notices. Fear the government that’s why constition was written to protect us from the teranny of government.

  82. Have any of you received one of the polls floating around the web? I did. The question was asked, “Do you prefer a Federal gun registry or a State gun registry?” There was no option for, “No registry at all.” I deleted the useless thing. It appears that many may have been duped. On the comment regarding CA, it is an interesting fact that CA is second, only to Texas, in the number of gun owners. Those of us who live in the Peoples Republic of Kalifornia (PRK), and own guns, need only to not be apathetic, and get our arses out to vote in every election.

  83. I am a resident of NJ and I strongly oppose gun registry on any level. Given that my state is predominantly anti-gun, I don’t find the poll results particularly surprising.

  84. I have a liberal Black friend. We argue all the time. No amount of reason will dissuade him from his “Faith”. I certainly defend his Right to his Beliefs, though I will never understand. Took him out to shoot several of my guns, he enjoyed the heck out of it! Trouble is, we are all on these forums crying in our beers. Many decry we are protected by the Constitution. Truth is, we have a POTUS with nothing but disdain for the Constitution. The only thing that will save our “Rights”, is to produce a True Leader to defeat Hillary in 2016. How many are aware we no longer have the protection of “Posse Comitatus”?

    1. I would like to make one simple response to your statement “Many decry we are protected by the Constitution.” Do not forget though we are protected by the Constitution it is up to us to protect the Constitution.

    2. It is toooooo late for debate, talk or vote. Confrontation is already happening. Beware of every so called leader. You better know the man who says he has your back! Our rights will always be saved by only those who secure them for themselves.

  85. NY, NJ I can believe but not VA. Besides people are fooled everyday by pollsters. How do you think this Administration got in power?

  86. What is wrong with these people? I believe they start in on them when they are in grade school teaching owning a gun is evil. If they want gun registration let the people in THEIR states vote on it and do it there, but leave the rest of us alone. The same cowards are afraid to go into the crime ridden inner cities and take away the illegal guns in those area or arrest those especially felons who fail to purchase guns legally because of no passing the required background checks. The sooner we are rid of the extremists running this country the better.

  87. THE Conventions of a number of the States, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best ensure the beneficent ends of its institution.

  88. It’s already taking place in NY. Late one night “assault” weapons (semi autos) are required to be registered or confiscated, manufactures making these firearms are packing up. In addition, all magazines over 7 rounds are to be destroyed. All this is intended to eliminate semi autos in NY.
    I’ve given up and plan to move out of state myself.

  89. Registry, whether national, state or local, is a form of tyranny on the part of those who presume to enforce it. WE THE PEOPLE will never stand for such unconstitutional and illegal infringement on our rights as free Americans. Mr. Obama is not to be trusted. He, being a constitutional lawyer, will envoke whatever executive powers he presumes to be within his realm and enact his own twisted vision for America. A man who has never served in the armed forces should not be able to be Commander-In-Chief either. If we are going to change a law, let’s work to make that one a reality. Sorry, got off track. These states are giving away their God given rights as free men and women. Glad I live in a state when God, guns and guts prevailed. God Bless texas and good luck to you heathen states leasing your souls to the abyss.

    1. RPK- And that is one of the main reasons I want to move back to Texas. Up the Republic.

  90. I have no doubt a significant number of residents in NJ and NY want a national gun registry but I have my doubts about VA. My experience with VA is that due to the extremely disparate populations in the DC metro area and the rest of the state, I think it depends on who, when, where and how the questions are asked.

    While NJ and NY may be lost causes with regard to our US Constitution and the Bill of Rights I hold out more hope for VA and most other states. I would expect Hawaii to go along but other states like CA, MI and IL are well split between big city urban areas and those not in them. IL and MI have large numbers of avid hunters, shooters and folks who participate in the art of arms. CA is also divided between the population heavy metro areas of San Francisco, Los Angeles and Sacramento and more conservative areas like the Imperial Valley, Orange, San Diego counties and northern CA. Unfortunately the state capitol is controlled by the anti-gun know nothing about the art of arms crowd and CA’s legislature reflects that fact just as DC does also for VA.

    As for gun registration itself, it is the forerunner to bans of formerly legal weapons, confiscation and complete abuse of constitutional rights. These are the same folks who would deny other constitutional and unalienable rights for their political benefit. Along with efforts to make free speech, religion and others available only to themselves they will usurp the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights for their own use.

    1. BRASS, your comment is the best analysis of how the difference of opinions between large metro areas and the rest of a state’s population can skew polls. Politicians live for polls and vote accordingly, and that could be a big problem. I lived in Texas for 25 years, and a 3:1 ratio is probably understated. Regardless of metro/suburban/rural populations, any attempt at federal registration would meet with tremendous resistance and likely not be enforced by Texas LEOs. However, any time you buy a firearm and a FBI background check is performed, your firearm is now registered despite claims to the contrary. Additionally, the form you fill out for a dealer can be relatively easily accessed by the BATF. All a new federal gun registry would do is make the actions of these federal agencies official and legal.

    2. Agreed! Most of VA’s population is concentrated in Northern VA (suburb of the DC area). Most of the individuals living in NVA are Yankee transplants and flaming liberals / progressives. NVA DOES NOT reflect the ideology of a true born & raised Virginian. Politicians know this fact and they cater to NVA. After all, Oblah-blah won the cities and counties of NVA and subsequently won the VA electoral vote.

  91. States do have a registry the discussion is about a national gun registry held at the federal level. Very different thing. And you unknowingly make the point against that registry. Driving is a privilege granted to you by your home state. That privilege can be denied for many reasons and can be enforced bc you did register your car and yourself for that matter.
    now extrapolate that concept of registration to firearms with a gov’t hostile to the idea of private ownership.

  92. Any sort of registry, state or national, would be unconstitutional and illegal. Those proposing it would be proposing sedition, those attempting to install it, in rebellion. We don’t have to legally tolerate rebellion in the US. Criminals should be treated accordingly.

    1. Unconstitutional laws don’t have to be obeyed, and they won’t be. Anyone stupid enough to attempt to take my arms have definitely made a bad career choice, and will be unpleasantly surprised.

  93. I’m from NJ (God help me) and no one asked my opinion!
    Just a guess, but that 74% probably do not even understand the concept and the implications. Pure knee-jerk liberalism.

  94. How many of those young males males have guns, use guns, or are actually exposed to guns. It is convenient to ask persons such questions about gun registry in predominantly urban areas where the mass populace typically has less exposure to firearms and thus relies on local media and other biased groups for pertinent statistics.

  95. I live in upstate NY and in talking to many people I have found that most are against any kind of National Registration.We already have the SAFE ACT that was passed under questenable circumstances and that’s bad enough.As for that poll,I worked at a local college for many years and I found that a vast majority of the profs and students were dihard Demacrats completely in line with Obama and his policies.

  96. Why do you think or military is being filled with foreigners, because when it is truned on the public the American soldiers will resist against killing thier families and neighbours, the foreigners want give a shit!!!
    MORE FOR THEM

  97. I live in Montana and that is not how we feel about that issue. I believe the same can be said about our neighboring states North Dakota, Wyoming and Idaho. If these polls are accurate then I would have to say that there is something very much wrong with those people. Considering how the media is today it is all 100% pure liberal BS!

  98. People need to send a strong message to Washington that they are opposed to it… because registration will lead to confiscation!

    look at what is happening in Canada.

  99. I don’t believe those polls, but is all it will take is Obama and his pen and gun registration and/or gun confiscation will be law. We need to make up our minds now to do the civil disobedience route or be disarmed. It’s up to you.

    1. Step 1. Find out where your “gun control” politicians live!
      Step 2. Check out your scope
      Step 3. Wait for the next tyrant, Nazi, etc. to open their mouth!

    2. That is odd! The majority of the gun owners I chat with are against this! Where do these people get their facts from? Who have they polled? Why don’t they show how many are AGAINST this registration?

  100. I think the polls are accurate for those states. If you believe in states rights each state should decide if they want a gun registry or not. My car is registered and no one is trying to take that away and it isnt even protected by an amendment to the constitution.

  101. With most of the media under liberal control, it is no surprise that the misinformed public would support the liberal agenda. If they actually took the time to know anything about guns they MIGHT begin to suspect that their “reliable” news sources were spoon feeding them “progressive” propaganda. But how would such a revelation occur? What would allow them to change from mindlessly thinking that something that they have been “trained” to think was BAD actually had some merit? Aye, there’s the rub!

  102. Spend more time on a campus. This is where I work. This is where faculty teach these ideas to students. I am not surprised. This is what you will find on many campuses. Young people change when they leave home. They will also do so when they leave school. They will make up their own minds later in life. Yes, blame the teachers, but not all of them.

  103. I live in Virginia and EVERYONE I know own rifles and pistols..obviously they didn’t contact any of us and I would fight any form of gun registration…Thomas Jefferson would be spinning in his grave if he heard this

  104. I agree if we lose our 2nd amendment the U.S.A will fall as we know it and for me at my age I have nothing to lose I will only support the members of congress and the senate whom support the constitution. So help me GOD!!!!!

  105. I am a resident of the State of NJ and no one has asked me if I wanted a national registry, which I would have told them NO…
    NJ has some of the most retrictive gun laws already and ask Newark Camden and Essex County if this has helped the “unlawful” firearms that are being used to keep them the most violent parts of this country..
    This is not another feel good attempt to stop crime but a concerted effort to control people and firearms…

  106. sure…..i will register my guns….lets see, how does that saying go ?? something about cold dead fingers or something…..to all those that think this is a good idea : go ahead , see how far you get. gotta go now, have to cut another check to the nra….bye bye

    1. There are a lot of fools in this country. Obama getting re-elected should have made that obvious.

  107. Who took this poll and who did they ask
    The first thing Hitler did when he came into power was to confinscate all the privatley owned guns

  108. I live in New Jersey right next to Newark.
    I do care what any left wing A-Hole wants I will only give up my guns if I am dead
    And I will never register any thing but my car.
    I would move out of this state if I could but my GF does not want to and I don’t want to leave her so if they try and take them.
    I guess it will be a bad day for every body

  109. Bring back the draft and let every man and woman serve a minimum of 1 year in the military where they can learn about guns and what it takes to defend this nation. Maybe then there wouldn’t be so many idiotic conversations about gun conscription or registry..

  110. Being from the first State in the Union (Iowa) to support Hilary Clinton already for the ’16 elections I fear that there may be some leaning that way in my state but I have yet to meet anyone personally in my 59 yrs. that has ever said to me that “they believe we need a national gun registry or stricter gun laws”. Look around the world and learn something…in the countries without the person right to keep and bear arms, the Right to FREE SPEECH is also infringed. Without the Second amendment we would loose ALL of our other personal freedoms allowed by the constitution. Our forefather had the foresight to know that. Period.

  111. People should remember that the 2nd amendment does not GRANT the right to bear arms, it enshrines a pre-existing universal natural right – the 2nd says the people’s right shall not be infringed – that’s not a grant, it’s ordering government to not obstruct that right

  112. All the counties in New York State ( with maybe 5 exceptions) passed a resolution protesting the Safe Act. This does not come without public support, unlike how it was enacted. So I would say the polls in question were tailored to a group that does not represent ALL NY residents.

  113. As a resident of VA, the polls are skewed. Given the scope and target of the accompanying questions, it is clear of the demographic they are aiming for. Not only that, but the youngest male 18 years or older? I would question if they even understand all the impacts of a national gun registry. Some have a hard time naming the states that make up our nation…what was the question regarding standardized tests? I wonder how “random” the sample was. If the concentrated their questions to folks in Northern VA and the Southeast near Norfolk, the poll may be accurate, but does not represent Virginia.

  114. Simply put I live in VA and except northern VA near Washington and a liberal leaning college area I guarantee if you asked all voters in the state of VA the poll if you want to call it that would be A LOT different! To put NY and VA together in any poll is not gonna be accurate anyway except in those areas I mentioned. This is crazy!

  115. I find it amazing that the liar-in-chief and polling companies surround themselves with young people who have not weaned themselves of their parents teat.

    Poll results from any higher education institution is always suspect in my mind…

  116. They did not call me, I am a New Yorker and I am not in favor of a national registry and I am not in favor of the New York safe act. Politicians need to fix the badly broken mental health care system, keep cops enforcing the laws already on the books and keep those criminals in jail!! And stop infringing on my rights!!!

  117. It is widely held that polls tend to reflect the views of their sponsors, so polls conducted by academic institutions, physicians groups, and in general religious leadership tend to be anti-gun. Nothing wrong with that either, as – perhaps only my perception – those groups tend to be liberal in general. Wherein lies the problem is that liberal legislators tend to value the opinion of those groups more than that of the gun owners groups.

    Yes, I’m an Ivy grad, come from a medical family, and I’m active in the Church, but I also carry a 1911 45 on a CCL where legal, enjoy shooting my MSR, and I’m an NRA $upporter within my means. And I vote.

    Although I am equally unhappy with “both” parties for differing reasons, I will vote against any one who wants to redefine or eliminate my Constitutional Rights, or pass legislation to inhibit exercising them – especially those pertaining to the Second Amendment.

  118. Doug is spot on……these simple facts of history are all that is necessary to corrupt the citizens of our country so that we end up repeating history with things like Nazi- style gun registration that leads to confiscation and disarmament of the citizenry – all with the blessing of the ignorant.

  119. these poll numbers show the percentage of liberals to conservatives in these states. I am in new york and the liberal progressive governor of my state said recently that myself and my family are not welcome in new york.
    TOO BAD ANDY! I am a new Yorker, a conservative, and a patriotic American and I AIN’T GOING AWAY. I live here and I’m staying. thank you

  120. Some of our citizens and poll takers need to be reminded that the Bill of Rights was NOT a part of the Constitution to start with. It was felt that these right were God given rights and there was no need to put them into the Constitution because they were self evident.
    When the Constitution was presented to the states, the states refused to ratify the Constitution without the rights being added so that in the future there would be no discussion of what was intended.
    At what point does a failure to follow an oath of office become treason?

    1. I agree Doug. Are inalienable God given rights are above reproach from the constitution. It’s dangerous in more ways than we are even discussing.

  121. As resident of Upstate New York, I can say that there is strong opposition here to the recent draconian NY gun legislation (i.e. SAFE Act), but since the majority of NY residents live in the Downstate area (NY City and surrounding area) we are at their mercy. Andrew Cuomo, the ‘Emperor’ of the Empire State, has publicly stated that there is “no place in the state of New York” for conservatives who support the second amendment. Many of the shooters I have spoken with agree with him, and would vote in favor of separating Upstate NY from the rest of the state.

  122. Living in New Jersey I can say the antigun lobby has been very effective at making people believe that a gun registry will help keep the guns away from criminals and is “reasonable”. When I ask NJ nongunowners if they know that NJ has had a handgun registry for years most are surprised. I then ask them how effective they think the nj registry has been since we have two cities with some of the highest murder rates (per 100k population) in the country. Most don’t have an answer. Conclusion, the pro-second amendment believers are not effectively communicating to those who don’t own exercise their second amendment right. This is what has to change! “A national gun registry will make citizens safer…” Source – Nazi propaganda from the 1930’s.

  123. Why would they ask for the youngest person in the house over 18? Don’t all of the amendments apply to all of the people? Over 18 is ok because, along with being a citizen, not a felon etc., you must be that age to vote. This poll was obviously skewed to get the answer the biased pollsters wanted. However, as some Nazi once said, tell a lie often enough and pretty soon people will begin to believe it is the truth (para). And the world got a war out of that kind of thinking. Does history repeat itself? I’m afraid so.

  124. As we’ve all too ofter found out, the left has bought the media that most liberals watch and the left imposes it’s doctrine in the schools. This is most important to their agenda to degrade the USA for the sake of the better world order. The USA was created to get away from that type of agenda when the world was much smaller. We now do not have a common goal here in the USA but are divided thru the media and the schools imposing liberal views under the false pretense that our constitution needs to be “upgraded” to the present day. Upgraded to the liberal agenda. MSNBC, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC are run by the liberal left. With the thousands of messages being shoved at us daily by these liberal leaning media outlets it’s no wonder that voters will follow the agenda and not seek out the truth behind the very thin shield of lies. It just takes a few minutes to find out we’re not getting the truth but most of the voters, about 53%, are not going any further than watching their liberal media outlet of choice do their thinking for them. The right is getting better with providing the message but the left know that they have an advantage with sheer numbers of media outlets pushing the political agenda. It got a non-resident elected to the white house didn’t it?

  125. Looking forward to cleaning this country up after President Carter, er, Obama finishes his run of mind-numbing absurdity. A friend said the other day, “They’re talking about Social Security running out; I wonder why welfare never runs out?” Huh.

  126. The “sheeple” will believe the polls and everything else these liars say.

    They want our guns and will do what ever to get them…

  127. I’m in Maryland, a Democrat controlled state with recently enacted strict anti-gun legislation. The polls are probably accurate, but only because the people supporting a national gun registry are fuzzy thinkers who believe such a registry will result in less gun violence. Experience proves otherwise, but facts don’t matter to liberals. Their intentions are good, even if the predictable results are the opposite of those intentions.

    A meaningful poll would have asked, “if you are in favor of a national gun registry explain why.”

  128. After many years of steady indoctrination is it any surprise that those people who have for the most part no knowledge of guns, who carry leftist indoctrinated views and a willingness to believe that government can solve all problems would answer any other way.!

  129. If this poll in Virginia were right, then more politicians in Va would be running on gun registration and winning. They are not. Governor didn’t run on it (if he did, I didn’t know about it). The legislature is overwhelmingly Republican. Any that run on more registration in my district would be soundly defeated. Virginia is not going to pass any gun control laws in the near future…

  130. I wonder who took this survey. It is totallly BS. I sure it was the antigun movement and not a realisti survey.

  131. One thing also about labeling guns as bad is the person behind the gun doing the bad thing… what about when a dog attacks a human it is the dogs fault… when the humans trained the dog to fight it will not be the humans fault… holding people responsible… what a novel concept.

  132. People who aren’t either hardcore gun enthusiasts or hardcore gun haters probably don’t even know what a “national gun registry” entails, i.e. the government having a list of everyone who owns a gun. They probably think it’s like a gift registry or something.

  133. Being a New Yorker, these numbers seem way off. If there were ever a public vote on any gun legislation, these politicians know that they will fail and fail miserably. That’s why the “Safe New York Act” was passed in the middle of the night by a bunch of Democrats. If Gov. Cuomo put this up for a Special Vote OR put it on the state ballot, just like the gambling proposition, it would, in all likelihood, be voted down. So far, there have been 2 arrests made (that I know of) under the Safe NY Act for having too many rounds in the weapon. In both instances, the District Attorney refused to prosecute the case. So, its not just ordinary licensed gun carrying citizens that are disgusted by these politicians, its a lot of people. Even those how do carry or own a gun. If the politicians think that they have such a great piece of legislation, then put it up to a public vote instead of ramming it through the rate capitol in the middle of the night! Let us vote!!

  134. We in Texas ain’t worried a bit we won’t register crap!
    You want our guns come and get them ! We will give you copper and lead first. You will not take my God givin right. PERIOD.

  135. I am not surprised that the same people that vote Communists into office would also favor a national gun registration scheme. It is primarily because they don’t truly understand what the consequences of that will be. These are the “low information” voters that Rush Limbaugh is always talking about. These are the people who will spell the death of freedom for the world if their numbers increase.

  136. They probably cherry picked certain prefixes known to be in heavily democrat areas. That’s how it usually works.

  137. What poll isn’t biased today? Pollsters always get the result they desire. That said, there are geographic locations that are the refuges of the far left. East of the Mississippi, New York City and Washington D.C. are likely the most glaring examples. Surely, there are high concentrations of bleating leftist sheeple in these areas. I know little about New Jersey (other than the fact that I wouldn’t live there) but I do know a bit about New York State and Virginia. New York State has a lot of sportsman and gun owners who are fed-up and furious with the Communist Regime that they must suffer under. The same goes for rural Virginia. The eastern side of the state (near D.C) and the western half of the state are like two different countries. Totally different politics.

    Let’s run the poll in Tennessee and “see” the results. If we get the same results the poll is bogus beyond question!.

  138. Well, if the fake numbers aren’t over 90%, that’s actually good news since after Sandy Hook the leftist media claimed 90% supported the national registry. So therefore I must conclude that leftist support is actually down 25%. /;-)

  139. This is a classic Progressive tactic. It is called “Creating Truth”. Conduct a sham survey, publish phony data, then refer back to it as “Proof” or “Truth”. Low information voters will not check the statement for accuracy and the complicit National Media will repeat it over and over until the desired effect in attained.

    These people are NOT Democrats. They are Progressives. If you don’t know the difference then do you homework and research it.

    1. “Progressives” is just a camouflaged term to hide what they really are. Humanistic gods playing out the roles of the false Greek mythological gods on Mt. Olympus like Hitler or should I more accurately say Washington, D.C., the heart and soul of occult politics. ex. Skull and Bones people, the true zombies – the walking dead. I guess you see them for what they are: “death to U.S.A.!”

  140. I’m from NJ and I oppose a national gun registry because technically when you fill out that 4473, that goes to the ATF, registering it with the ATF. But since you have to go through the NJ State Police, now they’ve got records of it. So you’re basically registering with the NJSP and the ATF.

  141. Really? Asking the youngest of the family over 18 to answer the questions? I suspect most of the respondents have no idea what the pollsters are asking and probably were in a mesmerized glazed state by the time the pollster finished asking the question. This poll is bogus.

  142. Using statistics properly is a science beyond the comprehension of 99.95% (+/-.01% ) of todays Media. Used without prudence, the results are only good for impressing other idiots. My rule of thumb is all stats from the mainstream media are hype.

  143. Even if pols ARE just doing what their constituents want, they would still be wrong…

    The Founders set up the US to be a republic, not a democracy…It is the job of the pols to “support and defend” the Constitution, not vote the way the people they represent want, willy-nilly…

    Only by supporting and defending the Constitution, the best interests of the people the pols represent will be best served…The wishes of the people are at all times to be considered in legislating, but only when the new legislation, if enacted, would be constitutional…

    In all questions, the foremost criteria should be what does the Constitution say, and what was the original intent…

    Despite all attempts to obfuscate, the 2nd Amendment is unambiguous…

  144. WELL ITS THE LIBERAL SCHOOLS POLLED! ITS JUST CRAP. I AM 30 YRS A POLICE OFFICER. I WORKED ALL THE VARIOUS POSITIONS IN LAW ENFORCEMENT FROM PLAIN CLOTHS, WARRANTS, STREET PATROL, AND EVEN WALKED THE BEAT IN THE BUSINESS DISTRICT. BOY I LOVE WHEN THE POLITICAL ARM STANDS UP BEFORE THE CAMERA AND SAYS LAW ENFORCEMENT SUPPORTS THIS GUN LAW . ITS ALL CRAP. WE IN THE FIELD KNOW THAT THE LAWS DONT WORK! I MOVED FROM NJ TO VA TO GET AWAY FROM THAT MENTALITY AND ENJOY MY LAWFUL FIREARMS AND STILL CARRY MY 45 AND ITS NOT TO COMMIT CRIMES!

  145. Maybe and only maybe, people start thinking again. If this poll would have shown 70% for the gun lobby, nobody would have a problem with the outcome. Just a thought, and I’m not against gun, I’m collecting big caliber.

  146. I think any one against tge 2nd. Amebd. Is Un-American and should be Banished from this Country. Never to Return.only Their Children may become Americans only if they See things Totally the American Way.all others will.& Dhould Parish. If you want to be American then Prove it.

  147. No, I will not register ANYTHING they want registered. THEY are not my masters, I am NOT their slave. If 100% of the people voted to do away with firearms, I couldn’t care LESS. It is my UNalienable right to protect myself and my property from predators. I don’t care if they are ‘government’ sanctioned predators or not. A badge doesn’t change theft into something else. You either HAVE rights or you have privileges granted by your slave master. Are we SLAVES or NOT? I say NOT.

  148. I don’t believe if you ask a state that not only has at least one city with high crime rates and were these schools in those cities were gun violence is reported all day and night. I come from a small country town in N.C. where not only myself but almost every child by the age five or six was shooting high power rifles. We were taught the dangers of a weapon and a good reality of pointing a weapon was like pulling a trigger. Respect for life was valued but respect for the capabuilty to kill was a fact. I don’t like the idea of my rights as a gun owner to be a government agenda. The right to keep and bare arms is not to for a person to have personal protection although it is a good thing for these days but it was for the citizens to fight off tearonnie from government so to have a registry would completely defeat the purpose of our right to keep and bear arms.

  149. Debunking this poll is easy. They asked for the youngest male over 18 in the house. Clearly stated in article. You get voters, both male and female, skew left politically. This poll is a propaganda piece to bolster support for a registry.

  150. Who cares what they want up there? To get a national scale law you’re going to need national voting. Then see the result. This result shown here is typical of these states.

  151. Siena poll’s are a bunch of B.S. I live in new york and am amazed at the authority these poll’s get giving that they are always the opposite of what people think ! And i have never been called in over 40yrs by siena but i get all the charity calls on a daily basis?

  152. Another issue is that a large percentage of our population only gets their “news” in one minute blurbs from the national media, whether it be on TV, from a newspaper or on the internet. Since the vast majority of the mainstream media is so far left in their views, this is the only perspective the average viewer gets.

    So the “guns are bad because our ‘leader’ says so” is enough for many.

    Apply the attacks and restrictions that are coming against the 2nd Amendment to the 1st or the 4th Amendment and now your average viewer will have a far different opinion what is okay and what is too far.

  153. I love the fact that I live in the United STATE of Texas and that the government can pass any law they want. My county of Texas said they would arrest any federal agents trying to enforce any law that takes away are 2nd amendment. God bless texas

    1. You got that right. I’m a Texan too and am very thankful that people in Texas continue to show common sense and love of country; except of course for those bastions of non-Texan busy-bodies – Austin and Houston.

    2. And, of course, that’s the exact point, isn’t it? If pollees of three states say that they would vote for a national gun registry, OK. They have First amendment rights to both their opinions and the voicing of same. We also have First amendment rights to tell them what we think of them–and the right to vote to see if others around us agree with them. In the south, where I live, there would be scant support for a national gun registry.

      Apart from civil disobedience (Rhode Island), there may not be a good way to prevent a state from passing a registry law. Whether it would stay on the books after appropriate challenges remains to be seen. But such a law might publicize information that people would prefer remain quiet. I know I would, as would any other sane person.

      It’s far from clear how even so vast a structure as the government would go about enforcing a law such as this, given the sheer number of guns and amounts of ammunition already in the general public’s hands. It might, I suppose, take the form of Obamacare: there’s a law, and in theory you’re supposed to observe it, but hey….

  154. Living in Virginia and having experienced some of these poll’s, I can safely say that the ‘end response’ is not always clear. Often questions (at least to my ears) are slanted to garner a specific response: “Do I believe the ATF should have a list of all models of firearms US manufactures produce?” Yes, so they can collect the taxes they are due on those firearms. They rarely ask something directly; “Should the Government have a specific listing of all items you own which may or may not be capable of causing someone harm?” Hmmm… And this is needed why?

    The debate will go on for a long time I’m sure. But for the most part I do not believe that most Virginian’s would (if they understood the true question being asked) uphold such an idea. Do I believe the statement that such a poll exists and this is what is shows. Of course I do. Then again, with a little help, I’m sure I could develop a poll that shows ‘Most Americans are in favor of violent crime, rape, torture, eating babies (raw or cooked)’ etc. etc. etc. So does this mean it’s an accurate representation of my State’s thinking?
    I think not. But so long as most polls do not ask open questions, or if they do, limit your response to “Good people agree, evil people disagree” or some such thing, we will always have results slanted towards the pre-determinted outcome wished by the pollsters and not a honest representation of any group they are contacting.

  155. This poll is bull, every county outside of New York City have against the safe act and gun registration, go to New York Shooters. Com and look at the map, besides I never go by what these left sided polls say anyways

  156. In my experience such polls only include ‘gerrymandered’ samples of the population, and are as such invalid. These cherry-picked results are used by the propaganda apparatus to manipulate percieved public opinion – most often before doing something odious to our Rights and Freedoms. The fact is that if most people truly felt like that, the Second Amendment itself would have been repealed with no difficulties long ago. Those who would disarm us all like to claim that it’s the ‘gun lobby’ and their money which prevents that from happening. That’s a lie. The fact that a clear majority of the people would oppose such a move is the real reason why such efforts fail – and why the government only makes such attempts at unConstitutional legislation when they have a tragedy to exploit. In the clear light of day such attempts always fail.
    And speaking of the gun lobbies, I have a fundamental problem with all of them in that NONE of them are truly working to support and promote our Second Amendment Rights. They have been co-opted to the point that they too are now working to ‘fair and balance’ our Rights away. And how do we know? Simple: Constitutional Rights derive from Citizenship – NOT character (be it real or imagined) or disability. Thus NO ONE who is a Citizen of the United States can be denied the free exrecise of their Second Amendment Rights for any reason other than clear and present danger – and they must be lawfully stripped of Citizenship first.
    To in any way allow the Federal and/or State governments to make lists of who can and can not freely exercise their Rights as a Citizen, in practice reduces those Rights to the level of mere ‘privileges’ to be granted or witheld as the government sees fit in it’s own interests.
    Isn’t that one of the reasons the American Revolution happened in the first place, and why our Founding Fathers in their wisdom included the Second Amendment in the highest Law in the land?
    The true test of any law’s Constitutionality is how that law functions in practice (so sayeth the Supreme Court many years ago). Therefore, if the Constitution says you have the Right to Keep and Bear Arms – ANY ‘law’ which in practice denies you the free exercise of that Right is automatically rendered utterly void.
    When the NRA, GOA or any other member of the so-called ‘gun lobby’ acquires the courage to begin openly reminding the government of that fact, only then will I believe that they are working to actually preserve our Rights.

  157. You can ask a question in a way to get the answer you want, so you need to see WHAT question they asked.
    Reminds me of a joke….
    Jack and Mark are walking from religious service. Jack wonders whether it would be all right to smoke while praying.

    Mark replies, “Why don’t you ask the Priest?”

    So Jack goes up to the Priest and asks, “Father, may I smoke while I pray?”

    The Priest replies, “No, my son, you may not! That’s utter disrespect to our religion.”

    Jack goes back to his friend and tells him what the good Priest told him.

    Mark says, “I’m not surprised. You asked the wrong question. Let me try.”

    And so Mark goes up to the Priest and asks, “Father, may I pray while I smoke?”

    To which the Priest eagerly replies, “By all means, my son, by all means. You can always pray whenever you want to.”

    1. I do see that the article states a loose example of the questions, but not the EXACT question, nor does it actually ask for THEIR opinion, it asks for them to pretend to be a Senator…and represent their pretend opinion.

      Like the joke above shows, you can ask the wrong question and not even know it.

    2. This, of course, assumes the question was posed artlessly. I suspect that a great deal of thought went into the exact wording, so as to elicit the desired answer. Sorta like, “when did you stop beating your wife?” Or, more humorously, “honey, does this dress make my behind look big?” There are no right answers to these. Usually.

  158. This is not a true sample of the voting population. If you want a true sample of the population. You need to sample the population.
    All you hear in the media is same sex marriage? =good. Guns= bad. Not an acceptable poll. Not an acceptable story. Report the truth not propaganda.

  159. Clearly NOT a scientific sample population. Any poll with results so far to the left or right tells a statistician something is wrong with the test.

    1. This poll is a joke! The results show that 74% of the liberal students polled want a gun registry not 74% of the population of that state. It’s the liberal socialist zombie polling the gullible brainwashed student zombie
      Have a real polling organization do the same poll and you will get maybe 30%. Liberals love to skew things in their favor.

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