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Poll to Freep: Should Idaho college students be allowed to carry guns on campus?
idahopress.com ^ | 24 January, 2012 | NA

Posted on 01/24/2012 1:30:34 PM PST by marktwain

The poll is on the right side of the screen, half way down. It is rather ambiguously worded, as it makes no differenciation between legal or illegal. However, the Second Amendment is pretty clear.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: Idaho
KEYWORDS: banglist; campus; ccw; id
The count, last that I saw, was 53 percent for, 47 percent against.
1 posted on 01/24/2012 1:30:44 PM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

as of now

Yes 51%

No 49%


2 posted on 01/24/2012 1:36:45 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: marktwain
Needs more FReeping:

Yes 49%

No 46%

3 posted on 01/24/2012 1:37:13 PM PST by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: marktwain

Reminds me of the last few paragraphs of “Patriots” by Rawles.


4 posted on 01/24/2012 1:41:20 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The price of freedom is willingness to do sudden battle anywhere, anytime..." - Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: marktwain
Yes 74%
No 26%
5 posted on 01/24/2012 1:50:19 PM PST by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: marktwain
Should Idaho college students be allowed to carry guns on campus?

Of course not!
- and blacks should still be slaves on campus,
- women should not be allowed to vote on campus,
- students should have no right to privacy on campus,
- free speech should be banned and a religion mandated on campus,
- cruel and unusual punishment allowed by campus police,
- etc, etc, etc,

/s

6 posted on 01/24/2012 1:56:41 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: marktwain

Yes, they should be allowed to carry on campus.

Not in the classroom. Imo.


7 posted on 01/24/2012 1:59:34 PM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: marktwain; dynachrome

Should Idaho college students be allowed to carry guns on campus?

Yes 88 93%

No 20 21%


8 posted on 01/24/2012 2:05:00 PM PST by AZ .44 MAG (Repeal Obama)
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To: AZ .44 MAG
Yes 88 93%

No 20 21%

Their computation engine must do some serious rounding!

9 posted on 01/24/2012 2:09:26 PM PST by marktwain
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To: Christie at the beach
Yes, they should be allowed to carry on campus.

Not in the classroom. Imo.

How would that work logistically? Would you have the students check their weapons with the teacher when they enter the classroom?

Do you think criminals would be thoughtful enough to leave their guns outside the classroom too?

10 posted on 01/24/2012 2:09:48 PM PST by AZ .44 MAG (Repeal Obama)
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To: marktwain

Must be some hanging chads in there.


11 posted on 01/24/2012 2:13:10 PM PST by AZ .44 MAG (Repeal Obama)
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To: AZ .44 MAG
>Do you think criminals would be thoughtful enough to leave their guns outside the classroom too?

What do you do when you walk in at the post office or in federal building?

12 posted on 01/24/2012 2:17:19 PM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: Christie at the beach

“Not in the classroom. Imo.”


Either that comment is sarcasm or you have confusion about the concept of personal protection.
Gun free zones only influence the people who intend to abide by the rules, not the people who have intent to do harm when they show up.


13 posted on 01/24/2012 2:18:08 PM PST by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: Christie at the beach
What do you do when you walk in at the post office or in federal building?

I do what's required by law.

Why do you think it's a good idea to create gun-free zones that criminals will ignore.

14 posted on 01/24/2012 2:26:46 PM PST by AZ .44 MAG (Repeal Obama)
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Why do you think it's a good idea to create gun-free >zones that criminals will ignore

It was only my opinion. I have teachers and police officers in my family who agree with my thoughts. If the majority people want it, that's a battle, I would not fight against.

15 posted on 01/24/2012 2:35:06 PM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: Christie at the beach
It was only my opinion. I have teachers and police officers in my family who agree with my thoughts. If the majority people want it, that's a battle, I would not fight against.

You're entitled to you opinion. I'm trying to understand your reasoning.

How do you reconcile the idea of disarming the law abiding with the fact that criminals will ignore the law?

I'm not trying to pick a fight. I really want to know why you think the way you do.

16 posted on 01/24/2012 3:04:57 PM PST by AZ .44 MAG (Repeal Obama)
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To: marktwain; 2ndDivisionVet; A knight without armor; Alexander Rubin; all the best; AmericaUnite; ...
Still too close. haha. Thanks to AZ.44mag for da ping!

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17 posted on 01/24/2012 3:06:50 PM PST by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: dynachrome

When I voted the percentages totaled 114%.


18 posted on 01/24/2012 3:19:06 PM PST by AZ .44 MAG (Repeal Obama)
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To: AZ .44 MAG

I recently got into a facebook tiff with a friend of 30+ years over this same issue being debated in NH House for abolishing the carry restrictions on campuses there. This friend is a professor on one of the state campuses and was pushing a petition to urge the legislator to oppose the bill. I used the same logic, articulated it clearly, and all I got was emotional arguments on the level of “I prefer to work in an environment were no guns are allowed”. Pointing out that persons with criminal intent don’t care about the college’s administrative rules, and denying those who wish to protect themselves in instances like Virginia Tech and UofA is unconstitutional and opens the college to potential liability, etc, was all of no import to this liberal friend. All that mattered to her was the emotional factors of “feeling safe”. I finally had to un-friend her on facebook because she chose to assassinate my character rather than debate the unemotional facts. I concluded that these people believe they live in a ivory bubble that somehow is immune to the US constitution, as if the college is within the boundaries of a completely different country. Still love her as a friend as we go back to our teen years, but there is just no getting through the real belief that the laws of the land stop at the campus gates, and no one can interfere. I think she may be in for quite a shock.


19 posted on 01/24/2012 3:30:55 PM PST by ri4dc (Cut your cable, Break Wind for the TSA, Flush Twice in 2012, Can a Newt really command an army?)
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To: marktwain

Now.....

Yes 89%
No 11%


20 posted on 01/24/2012 3:41:42 PM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: marktwain

88 for 12 against now.


21 posted on 01/24/2012 4:15:44 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: marktwain; dynachrome

Should Idaho college students be allowed to carry guns on campus?

Yes 88%
No 12%

You voted: Yes

No vote count provided.


22 posted on 01/24/2012 4:41:01 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: ri4dc

Logic is usually useless against emotion.


23 posted on 01/24/2012 5:30:31 PM PST by AZ .44 MAG (Repeal Obama)
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To: AZ .44 MAG
I loved watching Bones and Spock go at it.


24 posted on 01/24/2012 6:35:38 PM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-Free zones are playgrounds for felons)
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