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Fox News poll: During a manhunt, 69 percent of voters want a gun
FoxNews.com ^ | April 23, 2013 | Dana Blanton

Posted on 04/25/2013 10:16:20 AM PDT by neverdem

On Friday, the nation watched as the Boston area went under lockdown during a manhunt for the armed and dangerous marathon bombing suspect. If you were in that situation, would you want a gun at your side?

Most American voters say yes, according to a new Fox News poll.

Sixty-nine percent say if they were in a situation similar to Bostonians, they would want a gun in their house.

That includes a large 88-percent majority of those in gun-owner households, as well as 50 percent of those in non-gun homes...

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In general, more voters think protecting the constitutional right to own a gun is a higher priority than protecting citizens from gun violence (53-42 percent). That’s mostly unchanged since January, when it was 51-40 percent...

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And the NRA’s favorable rating has dropped: 50 percent of voters have a positive opinion now, down from 56 percent in January. Still, it has a higher rating than either the Democratic (44 percent) or the Republican (35 percent) Party...

--snip--

President Obama’s job performance rating on gun control is one of his worst: 39 percent approve, while 56 percent disapprove...

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment

1 posted on 04/25/2013 10:16:20 AM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

ONLY 69% would want a gun? Safe to say the other 31% just want to curl up in the fetal position and hope it doesn’t hurt much when they’re killed by the bad guys?


2 posted on 04/25/2013 10:21:38 AM PDT by Made In The USA (I'm not yelling, just... just talking enthusiastically..)
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To: neverdem
Maybe the insidious disease of Liberalism is having a bit of a remission.

But I hold no hope for very long.


3 posted on 04/25/2013 10:23:35 AM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Daffynition

I am much, much more hopeful of a cure.


4 posted on 04/25/2013 10:27:05 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Made In The USA
Safe to say the other 31% just want to curl up in the fetal position and hope it doesn’t hurt much when they’re killed by the bad guys?

My first thought as well.

5 posted on 04/25/2013 10:28:41 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: neverdem

What would the other 31 percent want..a sandwich?


6 posted on 04/25/2013 10:31:19 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Biggirl

God bless you ...please send me some....I get low on hope. ;(


7 posted on 04/25/2013 10:34:40 AM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: neverdem
Sixty-nine percent say if they were in a situation similar to Bostonians, they would want a gun in their house

What the hell is wrong with the other 31%?

8 posted on 04/25/2013 10:37:20 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Daffynition

And the same people who cheered martial law in Boston will also cheer as the police round up guns and gun owners. I’m sure 0bama and law enforcement have a final solution planned out for the gun owner problem.


9 posted on 04/25/2013 10:39:53 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: from occupied ga
"What the hell is wrong with the other 31%?"

They were raised in the public feedlot by the Democrats and are harvested regularly to maintain the Left's suicidal death grip.

10 posted on 04/25/2013 10:44:11 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: from occupied ga

11 posted on 04/25/2013 10:44:51 AM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: from occupied ga

Pu—ies.


12 posted on 04/25/2013 10:51:40 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Made In The USA

The other 31% have a death wish.


13 posted on 04/25/2013 11:02:06 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: neverdem
I would wager that if asked if they preferred a firearm with less than 7 rounds to one with say 13 to 18 rounds of ammunition, it would have called into question the validity of the “high capacity magazine ban” be proposed by some in the Senate.

Oh, well, we all know that these kinds of rule don't apply to the ruling elite,which is why they pass them.

14 posted on 04/25/2013 11:03:15 AM PDT by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
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To: from occupied ga; Made In The USA; Daffynition; Biggirl; Puppage; Don Corleone; Truth29; ...
What the hell is wrong with the other 31%?

IMHO, they never touched a gun, and they're scared of them.

15 posted on 04/25/2013 11:24:15 AM PDT by neverdem (Register pressure cookers! /s)
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To: neverdem
IMHO, they never touched a gun, and they're scared of them.

Scared to the point that they'd rather be killed than have a gun?

16 posted on 04/25/2013 11:30:34 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: neverdem

I have heard more than one liberal say they would rather be murdered than to shoot someone. That makes no sense at all but most of what they come up with doesn’t make sense.


17 posted on 04/25/2013 11:35:49 AM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: Don Corleone

Those are the ones that expect the government/LEOs to be right there to help them.


18 posted on 04/25/2013 11:38:14 AM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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Obama’s Psychodramas (Victor Davis Hanson)

Russia alerted US repeatedly about suspect, senators say According to latest news on ABC-AM in NYC, the plan was to attack Times Square.

Obama resists Republican bid to see gun smuggling operation documents Fast & Furious

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19 posted on 04/25/2013 12:34:25 PM PDT by neverdem (Register pressure cookers! /s)
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To: Made In The USA

Hoplophobia (the irrational fear of weapons) is a mental illness.


20 posted on 04/25/2013 12:58:04 PM PDT by Hugin
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To: neverdem

Thanks for the ping!


21 posted on 04/25/2013 7:54:57 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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