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Today's Buzz: Are Florida gun laws too lax?(Poll)
orlandosentinel.com ^ | 7 April, 2012 | NA

Posted on 04/08/2012 1:25:45 PM PDT by marktwain

The shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman has sparked a debate over Florida's stand your ground law but also about gun laws in general. Zimmerman is one of nearly a million people who hold concealed weapon permits in Florida, more than any other state that keeps comprehensive records. Florida is an acknowledged testing ground for laws that either protect gun rights or enhance them. What do you think? Is Florida a positive example for other states to follow when it comes to Second Amendment protections, or is the state passing reckless legislation that makes the Sunshine State a more dangerous place? Talk about it!

(Excerpt) Read more at orlandosentinel.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: banglist; fl; poll
111 votes so far, split 50-50 for the two reasonable options. The anti-freedom options do not have a single vote yet!
1 posted on 04/08/2012 1:25:57 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

The will probably pull the poll, it will be so lopsided.


2 posted on 04/08/2012 1:29:10 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: PapaBear3625

“That’s like asking if there’s too much freedom”. Love it!


3 posted on 04/08/2012 1:35:00 PM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: marktwain; dynachrome

I freeped. Dynachrome... for you consideration.


4 posted on 04/08/2012 1:35:08 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: marktwain

Done.

No need to FReep this poll.


5 posted on 04/08/2012 1:38:58 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: unkus

We do need to FReep this poll! Let’s pile it on! LOL!


6 posted on 04/08/2012 1:45:14 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Done!


7 posted on 04/08/2012 1:55:17 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: unkus

There is no such thing as too much victory.


8 posted on 04/08/2012 1:59:21 PM PDT by Mountain Troll (My investment plan - Canned food and shotguns)
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To: marktwain

228-0 now.


9 posted on 04/08/2012 2:02:17 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Queeg Olbermann: Ahh, but the strawberries that's... that's where I had them.)
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To: marktwain

No 100% with a 60/40 split between the 2 no choices.


10 posted on 04/08/2012 2:18:36 PM PDT by Robert DeLong (u)
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To: marktwain

Are gun laws in Florida too lenient?

Yes. ...This state is gun heaven. (0 responses) 0%

No. This is like asking if there’s too much freedom. (169 responses) 61%

Yes. Florida leads the way when it comes to encouraging the a gun-loving culture. (0 responses) 0%

No. The only reason this is even coming up is because of a case where the law — stand your ground — may not even apply. (109 responses) 39%

278 total responses


11 posted on 04/08/2012 2:22:29 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: Robert DeLong

285-0 NOW


12 posted on 04/08/2012 2:22:32 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (NEWT in 2012)
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To: Mountain Troll
"There is no such thing as too much victory."

Come on now! That is not fair. //sarcasm off//

13 posted on 04/08/2012 2:24:08 PM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: mosaicwolf

293-0 nOW

I VOTED 2X..EVEN WITH IT SET UP...THEY CAN’T GET A VOTE...


14 posted on 04/08/2012 2:25:51 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (NEWT in 2012)
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To: marktwain; 2ndDivisionVet; A knight without armor; Alexander Rubin; all the best; AmericaUnite; ...
Thanks to MomToThree for da ping!

FREEP THIS POLL ***PING!*** FRmail me if you want to be added or removed from the Fearless Poll-Freeping Freepers Ping list. 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)

15 posted on 04/08/2012 2:26:08 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: marktwain

16 posted on 04/08/2012 2:32:05 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: marktwain
What do you think?

Are gun laws in Florida too lenient?

Yes. Look at concealed weapons. Florida has handed out twice as many concealed weapons permits as Texas, which has a lot more people. This state is gun heaven. (0 responses) 0%

No. This is like asking if there's too much freedom. Florida laws show respect for the Second Amendment. If that's too lax, too bad. (212 responses) 63%

Yes. Florida leads the way when it comes to encouraging the a gun-loving culture. Any state that would vote to punish doctors for asking patients about guns has a serious problem. (0 responses) 0%

No. The only reason this is even coming up is because of a case where the law – stand your ground – may not even apply. (123 responses) 37%

335 total responses

(Results not scientific)

17 posted on 04/08/2012 2:51:32 PM PDT 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

NO ONE in Florida (or any other state, for that matter) should have a concealed carry permit. It is a violation of the Second Amendment!

What part of “shall not be infringed” do they fail to understand?


18 posted on 04/08/2012 3:01:00 PM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: marktwain
I hope they do not pull the ability of folks to exercise their rights and to get a permit be cause of a bunch of lies.
19 posted on 04/08/2012 3:21:38 PM PDT by Tubac414 (Just want to ride my Motorcycle)
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To: Mountain Troll

You’re exactly right, FRiend.


20 posted on 04/08/2012 3:24:29 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Mountain Troll

You’re exactly right, FRiend.


21 posted on 04/08/2012 3:24:37 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: marktwain

Looks like the Brady Bunch hasn’t found this poll yet.

No doubt the commies at the Sentinel are getting perturbed at the direction the poll is taking.


22 posted on 04/08/2012 3:38:05 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: marktwain
Are gun laws in Florida too lenient?

Yes. Look at concealed weapons. Florida has handed out twice as many concealed weapons permits as Texas, which has a lot more people. This state is gun heaven. (1 responses)

0%

No. This is like asking if there's too much freedom. Florida laws show respect for the Second Amendment. If that's too lax, too bad. (246 responses)

63%

Yes. Florida leads the way when it comes to encouraging the a gun-loving culture. Any state that would vote to punish doctors for asking patients about guns has a serious problem. (2 responses)

1%

No. The only reason this is even coming up is because of a case where the law – stand your ground – may not even apply. (144 responses)

37%

393 total responses

Hmmm...3 YES votes, 390 NO votes

23 posted on 04/08/2012 3:45:29 PM PDT by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: All

I’m bettin’ the Orlando Sentinel wishes they never ran this poll, based on the results...


24 posted on 04/08/2012 3:47:08 PM PDT by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: harpu

“I’m bettin’ the Orlando Sentinel wishes they never ran this poll, based on the results...”

Put me down for whatever you’re betting.


25 posted on 04/08/2012 4:06:15 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: freeangel
Combined NO - 426

Combined YES - 3

Let me get my calculator out... AHA! Just as I thought. It's a rout!

26 posted on 04/08/2012 4:23:25 PM PDT by Ken H (Austerity is the irresistible force. Entitlements are the immovable object.)
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Click


27 posted on 04/08/2012 4:57:24 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: marktwain

Poll is bogus, no option for “Are Florida gun laws too restrictive”!

Florida still requires a permit, so they have quite a way to go in fully recognizing our RKBA.
We need Constitutional Carry in ALL states!


28 posted on 04/08/2012 4:58:12 PM PDT by Loyal Sedition
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To: marktwain

No Poll at all......


29 posted on 04/08/2012 5:09:53 PM PDT by JSteff ((((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.))))
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To: marktwain; dynachrome

Are gun laws in Florida too lenient?

Yes. Look at concealed weapons. Florida has handed out twice as many concealed weapons permits as Texas, which has a lot more people. This state is gun heaven.
(2 responses)
0%

No. This is like asking if there’s too much freedom. Florida laws show respect for the Second Amendment. If that’s too lax, too bad.
(319 responses)
64%

Yes. Florida leads the way when it comes to encouraging the a gun-loving culture. Any state that would vote to punish doctors for asking patients about guns has a serious problem.
(2 responses)
0%

No. The only reason this is even coming up is because of a case where the law “stand your ground” may not even apply.
(173 responses)
35%

496 total responses


30 posted on 04/08/2012 5:46:20 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: marktwain
No.

Especially considering how angry the 'sons of Obama' are getting (black panthers!).

31 posted on 04/08/2012 6:20:56 PM PDT by NakedRampage (Puttin' the "stud" in Bible study)
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To: dynachrome; marktwain

Empty magazines always make me sad.

Trayvon Martin killed in state where 1 in 17 adults legally can carry concealed weapon

Bump that 1 in 17 higher and there will be less killings because the bad guys will reconsider their actions.

32 posted on 04/08/2012 6:38:30 PM PDT by AZ .44 MAG (Repeal Obama)
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To: AZ .44 MAG

Still too close, haha. Keep freepin’!


33 posted on 04/08/2012 7:10:27 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: dynachrome

LOL

Happy Easter, my FRiend.


34 posted on 04/08/2012 7:19:09 PM PDT by AZ .44 MAG (Repeal Obama)
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To: marktwain

We, Floridians, will do the deciding here.


35 posted on 04/08/2012 8:46:56 PM PDT by jch10
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To: marktwain
It seems to be gone now, must have pulled.
36 posted on 04/08/2012 8:47:56 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Cheerio
Still there.

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Combined YES - 5

Combined NO - 582

Total votes - 587

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/opinion/todaysbuzz/os-poll-florida-gun-law-lenient-040912,0,3720677.poll

37 posted on 04/09/2012 12:44:58 AM PDT by Ken H (Austerity is the irresistible force. Entitlements are the immovable object.)
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