Friday, October 01, 2004

The AWB (assault Weapons Ban)

This is a recent poll on the Assault weapons ban. I thought it was interesting.

Created: Sunday, September 12, 2004, at 18:31:45 EDT
Is it right to let the assault weapons ban expire?
Yes 26% 49642 votes
No 74% 143908 votes

Total: 193550 votes



Andrew said...

But I bet 90% of those people don't know anything about the details of that bill and cast their vote based on name alone.

Cubicle said...

i agree with that, though i think there was another contibuting factor also.

the irrational feelings that many people have of "Guns are bad!!!".

I do not feel that way, i feel that they can be dangerous. I also feel very uncomfortable around them and treat them with respect, kinda like a chain saw.

Dave Justus said...

Equally probable is that this was linked to on a lot of anti-gun sites and the sample is way screwed up as a result.

It would make sense, as the pro-gun people are happy the ban has expired, hence not to worried about making sure their views are represented in online polls, while the anti-gun crowd in incensed and motivated on this issue at the moment.