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WA: Poll on Gun Control at Seattle Times
Gun Watch ^ | 5 January, 2014 | Dean Weingarten

Posted on 01/04/2014 2:22:48 PM PST by marktwain

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:

All gun sales, as proposed in I-594

Only for sales by licensed dealers, as proposed in I-591


No one. Americans have a right to bear arms. Period.
 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.

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


TOPICS: Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; poll; wa
I suspect that many readers understand that "Universal Background Checks" is progressive code talk for "enabling universal gun registration, and that gun registration is gun confiscation.

Universal Background Checks is Code for Universal Registration

Gun Registration is Gun Confiscation

1 posted on 01/04/2014 2:22:48 PM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

This isn’t turning out the way the Seattle Times wanted it to. They will probably just bury their own poll.


2 posted on 01/04/2014 2:26:42 PM PST by Avid Coug
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To: marktwain

Just voted. Here are the results so far.

No one. Americans have a right to bear arms. Period. 52.95% (665 votes)

Only for sales by licensed dealers, as proposed in I-591 24.12% (303 votes)

All gun sales, as proposed in I-594 22.93% (288 votes)

Total Votes: 1,256


3 posted on 01/04/2014 2:28:45 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: marktwain

The constitutional position, that Americans have the right to keep and bear arms (without any government interference) was still leading the poll a moment ago. AMAZING that the majority of respondents, readers of this liberal paper in the “liberal” city of Seattle...even remember we have a constitution. Go check out the poll yourself ! Smile Smile Smile


4 posted on 01/04/2014 2:29:13 PM PST by faithhopecharity (no)
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To: faithhopecharity

That will learn ‘em to put an actual constitutional position in a poll!


5 posted on 01/04/2014 2:39:51 PM PST by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: marktwain

Already voted. I do not think it is going their way and from the comments I read, voters know that.


6 posted on 01/04/2014 2:42:08 PM PST by MamaB
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To: MamaB

You are so right! Here is a comment, considered, concise, well written.

“The wording of this poll is leading and shameful.

Most gun owners are not opposed to background checks, but every proposal I know of that has tried to address exactly that, without creating a registry of guns or their owners, has been deep-sixed by disingenuous oppponents.

As last year’s legislative initiative showed us, there is no question that what the gun control lobby actually wants is gun registration. Last year’s WA bill would have made background checks mandatory for all transfers, but would have eliminated the state pistol registry. That represented an actual compromise (a word the gun control lobby likes to use, but doesn’t seem to understand). That background check bill had the support of the state’s prominent gun rights lobby, yet went nowhere, because the control lobby wasn’t willing to let go of registration.

When gun control proponents stop spreading misleading statistics and lying about their real goals, and begin good-faith debate, we can find common ground. Until then, there’s no reason whatsoever to trust their motives or their proposals.”


7 posted on 01/04/2014 2:54:51 PM PST by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: marktwain

At 1804ET, watching Indy getting their butts kicked:

No one. Americans have a right to bear arms. Period. 56.28% (789 votes)

Only for sales by licensed dealers, as proposed in I-591 23.04% (323 votes)

All gun sales, as proposed in I-594 20.68% (290 votes)

Total Votes: 1,402


8 posted on 01/04/2014 3:05:49 PM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: marktwain

Gun Control is a loser issue in this state if you look at history.
I’m am worried though. I need to get to the gun store and replace
the ones I lost in a boating accident.


9 posted on 01/04/2014 3:11:19 PM PST by right way right (What's it gonna take? (guillotines?))
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To: marktwain; 2ndDivisionVet; 45semi; A knight without armor; Alexander Rubin; all the best; ...

Link to the poll here:

http://blogs.seattletimes.com/opinionnw/2014/01/03/poll-gun-control-initiative-washington/

FREEP THIS POLL ***PING!***
FRmail me if you want to be added or removed from the Fearless Poll-Freeping Freepers Ping list. (multiple votes using multiple internetz devices are allowed!)
And be sure to ping me to any polls that need Freepin’, if I miss them.
(looks like a medium volume list) (gordongekko909, founder of the pinglist, stays on the list until his ghost signs up for the list)


10 posted on 01/04/2014 3:12:43 PM PST by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: marktwain

Reading the comments show what the voters are really thinking. In some polls, the comments are more interesting than the poll itself. It shows what people in flyover country are really thinking without the bias news reporting. I quit watching the news over 25 years ago and I am more informed than the news watchers. I read a lot and make an informed opinion. Facebook is a wealth of conservative news. People just have to know what is available. I would guess that 99% of my friends are Conservative Christians. The others do not discuss their political thoughts.


11 posted on 01/04/2014 3:24:45 PM PST by MamaB
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To: MamaB

What is amazing to me has been the ability to see how we have been so massively lied to and mislead over the last 80 years. Enormous changes in society, to our detriment, based on big lies. Most of them in the last 50 years.


12 posted on 01/04/2014 3:28:08 PM PST by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: dynachrome

Freeped!


13 posted on 01/04/2014 3:40:31 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: marktwain

Love the comments back at the newspaper.

The paper lauds their FYI Guy, Gene Balk, who stated more people died by gun violence than automobile accidents last year in Washington state.

So a reader calls Bull$hit, and cites the FBI Crime states for Washington state - 194 killed, 106 with firearms. Then the commenter cites the Transportation statistics for the same year. 467 Traffic related deaths.

Looks like their FYI guy is the L-I-E Guy...

Seriously, never accept their bald faced lies. If it sounds bad, it’s usually bad data.


14 posted on 01/04/2014 3:48:36 PM PST by Alas Babylon!
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To: marktwain

             

    (tho sad to see that 41% are so Constitutionally ignorant .. hmmmm, what's the supposed 'approval' % for our DC lawn jockey again ??)

15 posted on 01/04/2014 3:52:04 PM PST by tomkat
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To: marktwain

freeped it!


16 posted on 01/04/2014 4:16:40 PM PST by Ditter
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To: dynachrome

No one. Americans have a right to bear arms. Period. 60.62% (1,013 votes)

Only for sales by licensed dealers, as proposed in I-591 21.78% (364 votes)

All gun sales, as proposed in I-594 17.59% (294 votes)

Total Votes: 1,671


17 posted on 01/04/2014 4:32:41 PM PST by EXCH54FE (Hurricane 416,Feisty Old Vet !!)
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To: EXCH54FE; All

I am surprised no one has taken down the poll or closed it. It is the weekend. Probably no one is paying attention. It this a “runaway” poll?


18 posted on 01/04/2014 4:43:01 PM PST by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: marktwain
No one. Americans have a right to bear arms. Period.
62% (1,111 votes)

Only for sales by licensed dealers, as proposed in I-591
21.48% (385 votes)

All gun sales, as proposed in I-594
16.52% (296 votes)

Total Votes: 1,792

19 posted on 01/04/2014 5:35:39 PM PST by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: marktwain
As of 5:55pm PST 1/4/14:

No one. Americans have the right to bear arms. Period. stands at 62.32%

Only for sales by licensed dealers: 21.4%

All gun sales: 16.28%

WE ARE WINNING THIS (SMALL, TACTICAL) BATTLE.

20 posted on 01/04/2014 5:57:03 PM PST by sauron ("Truth is hate to those who hate Truth" --unknown)
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To: dynachrome

People see what’s coming.

Only 12.65% want background checks on all guns. (like criminals would comply anyway). 66.71% want to background checks because it is our Constitutional right to bear arms. 20.64% think that only licensed dealers should do background checks (imo pointless. Fast & Furious is just one reason I say that).


21 posted on 01/04/2014 9:03:49 PM PST by KGeorge (Till we're together again, Gypsy girl. May 28, 1998- June 3, 2013)
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To: Parley Baer

Over 70% for “no one” now


22 posted on 01/05/2014 5:08:13 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: trebb; All

Update: Sunday, 5 January, 2:33 MST

All gun sales, as proposed in I-594 8.14% 327 votes

Only for sales by licensed dealers, as proposed in I-591 18.15% 829 votes

No one. Americans have a right to bear arms. Period. 73.71% 2,960 votes


23 posted on 01/05/2014 1:41:39 PM PST by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: dynachrome

73.9 % No one.


24 posted on 01/05/2014 1:50:41 PM PST by ricmc2175
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To: marktwain

I will be 70 on the 20th and the changes for the worse have been amazing. When will people come out of their coma and really notice what is going in in this country?


25 posted on 01/05/2014 6:28:38 PM PST by MamaB
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To: MamaB
When people stop watching television, I see real change for the better. Unfortunately, now it appears that Google has turned evil and is supplying information to the administration for the purposes of propagandizing the public.

Think how useful it can be to know all a voters likes and dislikes, and to have algorithms that can craft messages to motivate them to vote the way you want, based on those individual habits.

I am hoping and praying for people to wake up enough this year to take the Senate.

26 posted on 01/05/2014 6:47:46 PM PST by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: marktwain

I have Comcast cable and I have had the tv on their Christmas music channel. Don’t know what I will do when that stops. The paranormal shows will still be on. : ). I like H2, too.


27 posted on 01/05/2014 7:20:32 PM PST by MamaB
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To: MamaB

No one. Americans have a right to bear arms. Period. 75.31% (3,432 votes)

Only for sales by licensed dealers, as proposed in I-591 17.38% (792 votes)

All gun sales, as proposed in I-594 7.31% (333 votes)

Total Votes: 4,557


28 posted on 01/05/2014 7:25:09 PM PST by Tigercap
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To: Tigercap

Thanks.


29 posted on 01/05/2014 7:26:13 PM PST by MamaB
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To: MamaB

No one. Americans have a right to bear arms. Period. 76.18% (3,754 votes)

Only for sales by licensed dealers, as proposed in I-591 17% (838 votes)

All gun sales, as proposed in I-594 6.82% (336 votes)

Total Votes: 4,928


30 posted on 01/06/2014 5:25:41 AM PST by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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