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What do you think about lawmakers going to shooting ranges? (poll)(to FReep)
Portland Oregonian ^ | February 26, 2014 at 1:30 PM, updated February 26, 2014 at 1:38 PM | Conor King Devitt | cdevitt@oregonian.com

Posted on 02/27/2014 9:23:24 PM PST by castlebrew

OLYMPIA -- The Oregonian caught up with Washington state lawmakers Tuesday for the 2014 Legislative Shootout at Little Rock.

Legislators from both sides of the aisle competed in pistol, rifle and shotgun competitions at the event, which was hosted by the Evergreen Sportsmen's Club.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; Politics/Elections; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; guns; secondamendment
Already at 70% in favor. Time to pile on!
1 posted on 02/27/2014 9:23:25 PM PST by castlebrew
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To: castlebrew

Freep that poll!


2 posted on 02/27/2014 9:24:39 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: castlebrew

It’s Washington, so I wonder if they got baked first.


3 posted on 02/27/2014 9:31:53 PM PST by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: castlebrew

as targets?


4 posted on 02/27/2014 9:36:03 PM PST by bramps (Go West America!)
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To: castlebrew

What a stupid poll!


5 posted on 02/27/2014 9:45:13 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: castlebrew

Bravo to Washington State Senator Pam Roach!

6 posted on 02/27/2014 9:47:23 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: castlebrew

We have the same thing in ALaska. No big deal here.


7 posted on 02/27/2014 10:31:58 PM PST by AlaskaErik (I served and protected my country for 31 years. Progressives spent that time trying to destroy it.)
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To: castlebrew

Pull!

Oh wait, you mean not as targets?


8 posted on 02/27/2014 11:35:36 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: castlebrew

Actually, my answer depends on what end of the range they visit.


9 posted on 02/28/2014 1:25:23 AM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: castlebrew

That depends, on which side of the firing line will they be?


10 posted on 02/28/2014 2:17:13 AM PST by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: castlebrew
That depends what what kind of gun they use.  photo surreal-pistol-2_zpsadc37891.jpg
11 posted on 02/28/2014 2:51:49 AM PST by RetSignman
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To: castlebrew
The next* US Senator from Kentucky:





(* not to be taken as any sort of endorsement, just a now-accepted foregone conclusion)
12 posted on 02/28/2014 3:04:31 AM PST by tanknetter
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To: castlebrew; 2ndDivisionVet; 45semi; A knight without armor; Alexander Rubin; all the best; ...
heh. As targets?

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13 posted on 02/28/2014 3:20:18 AM PST by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: castlebrew

As long as they don’t try to infringe on mine.

Great to see them exercising their Second Amendment rights 55.26% (247 votes)

As long as it is done safely and responsibly there’s no issue 25.28% (113 votes)

Sets a bad example and is inconsiderate towards families hurt by gun violence 3.36% (15 votes)

Could care less about their shooting ability just wondering why they aren’t working 13.87% (62 votes)

Other: 2% (10 votes)

Total Votes: 447


14 posted on 02/28/2014 4:11:05 AM PST by metmom (...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith....)
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To: bramps

damn


15 posted on 02/28/2014 4:22:28 AM PST by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (HELL, NO! BE UNGOVERNABLE!)
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To: castlebrew
I guess there are no literacy requirements to write these polls, "Could care less about their shooting ability just wondering why they aren't working."

Or possibly the writer is simply reflecting the assumed dialect of the person that would answer the poll with this answer.

16 posted on 02/28/2014 4:32:06 AM PST by BillGunn (Bill Gunn for Congress district one rep. Massachusetts)
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

Great to see them exercising their Second Amendment rights 55.87% (257 votes)

As long as it is done safely and responsibly there’s no issue 24.57% (113 votes)

Sets a bad example and is inconsiderate towards families hurt by gun violence 3.26% (15 votes)

Could care less about their shooting ability just wondering why they aren’t working 14.13% (65 votes)

Other: 2.17% (10 votes)

Total Votes: 460


17 posted on 02/28/2014 4:32:27 AM PST by Tigercap
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To: castlebrew

There was a time, and maybe even now, when the house of representatives had a pistol range somewhere in the capitol complex. Many members of both house and senate are hunters. The Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus, which includes both house and senate, is the largest caucus in congress.


18 posted on 02/28/2014 5:03:00 AM PST by billhilly
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To: castlebrew
Dropping down to the 57% range now.

I think ALL legislators should go to the shooting range. Some on the firing line and others in front of it...

19 posted on 02/28/2014 5:41:13 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: castlebrew

Between “exercising their 2nd Amendment rights” and “doing it safely”, the number is nearly 82%!


20 posted on 02/28/2014 5:47:21 AM PST by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: trebb
Dropping down to the 57% range now.

But, "doing it safely" is jumping up. They should both go hand in hand!

21 posted on 02/28/2014 5:49:00 AM PST by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: castlebrew

Thank you for voting!

Great to see them exercising their Second Amendment rights 58.01% (286 votes)

As long as it is done safely and responsibly there’s no issue 23.53% (116 votes)

Sets a bad example and is inconsiderate towards families hurt by gun violence 3.04% (15 votes)

Could care less about their shooting ability just wondering why they aren’t working 13.39% (66 votes)

Other: 2.03% (10 votes)

Total Votes: 493


22 posted on 02/28/2014 6:02:42 AM PST by EXCH54FE (Hurricane 416,Feisty Old Vet !!)
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To: dynachrome; castlebrew

Great to see them exercising their Second Amendment rights
59.74% (319 votes)

As long as it is done safely and responsibly there’s no issue
22.28% (119 votes)

Sets a bad example and is inconsiderate towards families hurt by gun violence
2.81% (15 votes)

Could care less about their shooting ability just wondering why they aren’t working
13.11% (70 votes)

Other:
2% (11 votes)

Total Votes: 534


23 posted on 02/28/2014 9:13:10 AM PST by TheOldLady
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To: castlebrew
Great to see them exercising their Second Amendment rights 60.48% (329 votes)

As long as it is done safely and responsibly there's no issue 21.88% (119 votes)

Sets a bad example and is inconsiderate towards families hurt by gun violence 2.76% (15 votes) Other: 2% (11 votes)

Total Votes: 544

Even better when they can anti-gun nuts or lefties with guns:


24 posted on 02/28/2014 10:01:47 AM PST by Bon of Babble (Don't want to brag...but I can still fit into the earrings I wore in high school!!)
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To: bramps

“as targets?”

Well, then none of the other options would get a click...


25 posted on 02/28/2014 6:47:56 PM PST by castlebrew (Gun Control means hitting where you're aiming!))
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To: MrEdd

I want a royalty.


26 posted on 02/28/2014 7:54:37 PM PST by bramps (Go West America!)
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To: castlebrew

I think all politicians and their body guards should be gun free.


27 posted on 03/02/2014 11:12:56 AM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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