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Poll on Gun Control at Seattle Times

Poll on Gun Control at Seattle Times

Dean Weingarten

Dean Weingarten

Arizona - -(  The Seattle Times is running a poll about two initiatives that will be on the ballot in the next Washington State election.  Instead of two questions that the voters will face, the poll asks three, summed up thus:

Do you think background checks should apply to:

It is very interesting that it is the third option that is  currently getting more than half the votes: 610 votes, 50.88 percent.

The first option, essentially for ending private sales and setting up the framework for a statewide gun registry has 288 votes, or 24.02 percent.

The second option, which is pretty much the status quo, has 301 votes or 25.1 percent.

It appears that a lot of people in Washington state were educated during the gun control push in 2013, and they do not want infringements on the second amendment, even existing ones.

Here is a link to the poll.

Universal Background Checks is code for Universal Gun Registration

Gun Registration  is Gun Confiscation

©2013 by  Dean Weingarten: Permission to share is granted when this notice is included.
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c2013 by Dean Weingarten: Permission to share is granted when this notice is included.

Link to Gun Watch

About Dean Weingarten;
Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973.  He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of constitutional carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and recently retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.

  • 10 User comments to “Poll on Gun Control at Seattle Times”

    1. HappyClinger on January 18, 2014 at 12:57 PM said:

      The article that contains the poll makes the case for gun control by saying “people are getting killed and maimed, so what’s the harm in universal background checks.” This is asinine. Who’s doing the killing and maiming? Law-abiding citizens? No. Outlaws are. And if they’re not obeying the current laws, they will not obey any new ones either.

      I’m astounded at the idiocy. Just astounded.

    2. Lou Gunn on January 18, 2014 at 6:57 PM said:

      Astounding! We have too much Gov’t in our pockets already! Here are the latest poll results!
      No one. Americans have a right to bear arms. Period. 75.44% (4,983 votes)

      Only for sales by licensed dealers, as proposed in I-591 17.5% (1,156 votes)

      All gun sales, as proposed in I-594 7.06% (466 votes)

      Total Votes: 6,605

    3. Charles Robbins on January 18, 2014 at 7:29 PM said:

      I am glad to see that it is not going well for the controllers. Mind their own business.

    4. The third choice is the ONLY choice to true blooded American Citizens!! “Freedom has a flavor to those who fought for it the protected will NEVER know”!!

    5. I do not support gun control. However, this poll does not necessarilly show the opinion of the citizens of Washington State. Anyone can cast their vote regardless of where the live. I just voted and I live in Louisiana.

    6. If disarming the populace succeeds, the government will be dictating more than what size soda you can drink. You can bet on it!

    7. I don’t agree with registration at all, I’m not a moron. I do, however, support background checks but NOT universal background checks. Background checks are there to protect the dealers as much as anyone else.

      Tell me something fellow shooters: if you were selling a firearm privately, and obviously not requesting a background check, would you sell to some coked out fool or some pissant that had his pants around his knees? Probably not. Why? Because we don’t trust people like that. I personally won’t sell to someone outside of my group of friends because they’re all people who I can trust. They may not be with me at the end of the world but I know they won’t shoot me for my food either.

    8. Background checks are an infringement of your second amendment right and a waste of taxpayer money. Background checks do not stop anyone that is intent on commiting a violent crime. Nor do they “protect” dealers. Background checks are only effective at keeping guns out of the hands of law abiding citizens. The ATF will continue to expand the definition of prohibited possessor to exlude as many people as possible from buying a gun, whether or not they actually pose any danger. The use of form 4473 and background checks should be eliminated.

    9. It’s time for us to stop cudgeling our brains trying to make sense of the rationale of politicians behind the gun control issue. The truth is evident once you understand how politicians work and you follow the money. The politicians along with the pro-gun lobby and anti-gun lobby are locked in a pay to play. Politicians aren’t all that concerned about innocent life….DUH!!!! Look how they use our kids like cannon fodder in their wars for profit schemes. Responsible, law abiding legally armed (better constitutionally armed) citizens are caught up in the middle of a pay to play where the permanent political class has found another industry they can milk forever towards the fullness of their own career success and financial security. They know the industry has no choice but to pay up so they keep stirring the pot at those opportune moments when catastrophe happens. These are liberal/ progressive politicians conducting disaster capitalism to advance their careers and personal wealth. Whose doing all the shooting in $hitcago??? The thugs! That is a thug problem and guns are part of the solution calculus. I think the irresponsible pimp daddies with the thick dicks are more dangerous than guns but how do you regulate that thing…just give em time fellas…LOL!

    10. It is beyond asenine to think any criminal activity not reined in by the ocean of current gun control laws would be slowed stopped by new laws. The criminals committing thes crimes have already showed that breaking current law means nothing to them and all laws aimed at curbing their criminal activity would still mean nothing to them as they go on with their criminal activitys. Universal background checks are nothing more than a back door sneaky way to register as many guns as possible! then once registered tracking with the spying on law abiding Americans would be fairly easy by a corrupt government such as the present administration. When these politicians say common sense laws that’s actually the last thing they want .these buzz phrases are meaningless other than to try and sway Americans to their common senseless agenda of destroying 2nd amendment rights of Americans and collecting all firearms from the peons?!(citizens) if they can take down the 2nd amendment which one(s) are next?? Their real agenda incorporates the destruction of America!! Vote theses devilcrats out and rejoice at having done a good deed for America and true Americans.asap there’s no time to waste!!

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