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Poll to FReep:Would stricter gun-control laws have prevented the movie-theater shooting in Colorado?
The Miami Herald ^ | 7-21-2012 | The Miami Herald

Posted on 07/21/2012 12:51:24 PM PDT by AZ .44 MAG

Poll asks: Would stricter gun-control laws have prevented the movie-theater shooting in Colorado? Yes or No.


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Would stricter gun-control laws have prevented the movie-theater shooting in Colorado?

Yes 99 55%
No 81 45%

Total Votes: 180

Poll is HERE near the top on the left.

1 posted on 07/21/2012 12:51:32 PM PDT by AZ .44 MAG
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To: dynachrome

This one is ripe for FReeping.


2 posted on 07/21/2012 12:52:57 PM PDT by AZ .44 MAG (Repeal Obama)
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To: AZ .44 MAG

Mass murder is already illegal, but liberals feel (not “think”, libs don’t approve of thinking) that a law against firearms would have stopped this guy? Amazing.


3 posted on 07/21/2012 12:53:35 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: AZ .44 MAG

Well, let’s see . . .

If he didn’t have a gun, he’d probably have built himself a bomb. Once they start using bombs in place of bombs, what will be outlaw then? Fertilizer?

What will they blame then?


4 posted on 07/21/2012 12:56:44 PM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: Pilgrim's Progress

Oops, an unfortunate demonstration of why it is good to proofread a post before clicking on the “I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.”


5 posted on 07/21/2012 12:58:30 PM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: AZ .44 MAG

Yes 101 38%
No 168 62%
Total Votes: 269


6 posted on 07/21/2012 12:58:48 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: AZ .44 MAG
Would stricter gun-control laws have prevented the movie-theater shooting in Colorado?

Yes 41% 100 votes

No 59% 141 votes

Total votes 241

7 posted on 07/21/2012 12:59:02 PM PDT by Dinah Lord
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To: AZ .44 MAG

FReeped!


8 posted on 07/21/2012 1:00:13 PM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: Pollster1

Like outlawing frying pans will prevent greasy food.

It’s insane.


9 posted on 07/21/2012 1:00:32 PM PDT by AZ .44 MAG (Repeal Obama)
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To: AZ .44 MAG

Now 70% NO 30% YES


10 posted on 07/21/2012 1:01:52 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Jim Robinson

Thanks, Boss.


11 posted on 07/21/2012 1:02:42 PM PDT by AZ .44 MAG (Repeal Obama)
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To: AZ .44 MAG

Freepin’!


12 posted on 07/21/2012 1:04:09 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: AZ .44 MAG

And yet, the movie theater’s policy did not permit concealed firearms. Just think if a handful had been packing.


13 posted on 07/21/2012 1:05:16 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: AZ .44 MAG

tbe theater was a pen full of helpless sheep and the shooter was the wolf. Where were the sheep dogs? They were muzzled at the front door.


14 posted on 07/21/2012 1:05:23 PM PDT by RC one (this space intentionally left blank)
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To: AZ .44 MAG

The guy had tear gas? Pretty sure it’s highly illegal to get that. So he had no regard for the law.


15 posted on 07/21/2012 1:09:53 PM PDT by Clock King
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To: AZ .44 MAG

Now 72% no, 28% yes, ttl votes 369

This paper’s articles and opinions remind me a lot of the NY Slimes.


16 posted on 07/21/2012 1:10:28 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: AZ .44 MAG

Yes 109
25%

No 333
75%

Total Votes: 442

Ahh, the power of FReep!


17 posted on 07/21/2012 1:10:49 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (This too, shall pass, unless we're in Harry Reid's Senate and "this" is a budget.)
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To: WKUHilltopper
And yet, the movie theater’s policy did not permit concealed firearms. Just think if a handful had been packing.

I refuse to patronize businesses that require me to disarm to enter their property. I also politely inform them why.

18 posted on 07/21/2012 1:10:53 PM PDT by AZ .44 MAG (Repeal Obama)
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To: AZ .44 MAG
Yes 109 24%
No 339 76%
Total Votes: 448

19 posted on 07/21/2012 1:11:50 PM PDT by arderkrag (ABOs are Romneybot trolls. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: Clock King

Guess he didn’t know that it’s ILLEGAL to shoot up a theater full of people.


20 posted on 07/21/2012 1:12:05 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Grams A

I noticed that immediately. The Miami Herald must be a real commie rag.


21 posted on 07/21/2012 1:12:29 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: AZ .44 MAG
Not only no, but what IS getting slaughtered right now is the news. While there are moment by moment updates on police disarming devices in the shooter's apartment, Sheriff Arpaio's news release has been blown off the front page, along with the UN Arms treaty and any other 'stuff' not deemed newsworthy during this 'crisis'.

While I offer my prayers for the victims and their friends and families, I'm trying to watch what 'the other hand' is doing while they are not letting this crisis go to waste.

22 posted on 07/21/2012 1:13:04 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: AZ .44 MAG

The question is: Would stricter “gun-control” laws prevent a homicidal maniac from killing innocent people?

The answer is no.

Would there have been less/no loss of life if movie goers were carrying?

The answer is yes.


23 posted on 07/21/2012 1:13:34 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: Clock King

Some sources said tear gas, some said smoke. I’m not sure that has been cleared up, but tear gas sounds more sensational...


24 posted on 07/21/2012 1:15:28 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: RC one
tbe theater was a pen full of helpless sheep and the shooter was the wolf. Where were the sheep dogs? They were muzzled at the front door.

The theater and its parent company are responsible for requiring their patrons to be defenseless. None of them had any chance of stopping this with equal force.

25 posted on 07/21/2012 1:17:37 PM PDT by AZ .44 MAG (Repeal Obama)
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To: AZ .44 MAG

Been there.
FReeped that.

BTTT!


26 posted on 07/21/2012 1:19:13 PM PDT by Redcloak (Mitt Romney: Puttin' the "Country club" back in "Republican".)
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To: AZ .44 MAG

Now...

Yes 21%
No 79%

Total votes 528


27 posted on 07/21/2012 1:21:59 PM PDT by Texas56
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To: AZ .44 MAG; All

“We do have tough gun laws in Massachusetts. I support them. I won’t chip away at them. I believe they protect us and help provide for our safety.” ~~Mitt Romney

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OQoBxZZPqU (at 5:27)


28 posted on 07/21/2012 1:25:12 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: AZ .44 MAG
"It's so simple even a republican can figure it out. Just pass a law making it
illegal to break the gun laws we already have. Now pass that blunt over here."


29 posted on 07/21/2012 1:25:22 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: AZ .44 MAG

On non .gov and .us property I carry anyway. If asked to leave, I leave.


30 posted on 07/21/2012 1:32:08 PM PDT by firebasecody (Orthodoxy, proclaiming the Truth since AD 33)
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To: Redcloak

Freeprs Rule!

No—82%

Yes—18%

total 611


31 posted on 07/21/2012 1:33:41 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; A knight without armor; Alexander Rubin; all the best; AmericaUnite; ...
Thanks to AZ.44mag for the 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)

32 posted on 07/21/2012 1:34:04 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: AZ .44 MAG

Done.


33 posted on 07/21/2012 1:34:17 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: Iron Munro

“WHAT LAWS ???? WE DON’T NEED NO STINKIN’ LAWS!”
(rallying cry from Chicago thugs and Cartel gang members and anyone who buys weapons and or ammo over the internet!)

The shooter bought his huge ammo stockpile on the NET!!!
Hey, Bloomberg, why don’t you BAN the Internet!!

“When criminals have internet, only criminals will have the internet.” ...or something like that..ha.


34 posted on 07/21/2012 1:38:39 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: AZ .44 MAG

“I refuse to patronize businesses that require me to disarm to enter their property. I also politely inform them why.”

In KY, they may have “stores” that don’t permit concealed weapons, but all they can do is request you leave their property in the event they know it. It’s not illegal to carry in those places—only a private property rights issue.

Then again, if one is probably concealed, they wouldn’t know anyway.


35 posted on 07/21/2012 1:39:21 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: AZ .44 MAG

Stupid poll. What are these stricter gun control laws they are talking about? The laws they already had seemed to have prevented anyone from stopping the shooter. Maybe they could pass a law allowing the theater to tie the patrons to their seats.


36 posted on 07/21/2012 1:39:50 PM PDT by Starstruck
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To: WKUHilltopper

Properly—not probably...sheesh.


37 posted on 07/21/2012 1:40:58 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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Keep FR Running
Fight back.
Counter the MSM spin machine.

38 posted on 07/21/2012 1:45:10 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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Yes 118
17%
No 592
83%
Total Votes: 710


39 posted on 07/21/2012 1:45:48 PM PDT by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: AZ .44 MAG

Yes 116
17%
No 571
83%
Total Votes: 687


40 posted on 07/21/2012 1:45:48 PM PDT by silentreignofheroes
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To: AZ .44 MAG

Tongue in cheek - Stricter gun control laws wouldn’t help, but bringing back the “insane asylums” might. /sarc

Lone nut jobs are almost always not noticed as such by the people they associate with, until after they “take off” on whatever tangent has been building in them.

This guy clearly did not need a gun or guns. He had the will and the ability to use any destructive force he could get a hold of.

However, how about the 300 murderers in Chicago in the psst year? What did the stricter “gun control laws” there stop them from doing? Not a thing.

The “we need gun control” argument has no factual basis, just a larger fan club in the media and in the political class; but I think the majority of Americans are having none of it.


41 posted on 07/21/2012 1:48:02 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: AZ .44 MAG

Great post at “The Blaze”:

“chips1
Posted on July 21, 2012 at 1:11pm

Politicians were the shooter. Protecting yourself is illegal.”


42 posted on 07/21/2012 1:48:59 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: AZ .44 MAG

No 84%


43 posted on 07/21/2012 1:50:20 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Smokin' Joe

“While I offer my prayers for the victims and their friends and families, I’m trying to watch what ‘the other hand’ is doing while they are not letting this crisis go to waste.”

Well said. Has been my concern as well.


44 posted on 07/21/2012 1:54:08 PM PDT by TEXOKIE
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To: AZ .44 MAG

No 84%

It should be illegal to murder people in a movie theater. That would have stopped him.


45 posted on 07/21/2012 1:55:12 PM PDT by BinaryBoy (We will have a liberal president. Let's not have a liberal congress.)
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To: AZ .44 MAG

No it wouldn’t have. Criminals like this guy who did the shooting have their own ways of obtaining fire arms. They use them for BAD. you have to be a dope to think otherwise.


46 posted on 07/21/2012 1:57:05 PM PDT by cubreporter
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To: AZ .44 MAG
Personally, I think we need stricter laws against murder (as if that would help).
47 posted on 07/21/2012 1:57:29 PM PDT by sima_yi ( Reporting live from the far North)
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To: BinaryBoy

No 85% — 3:13 pm Eastern Time


48 posted on 07/21/2012 1:59:35 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: AZ .44 MAG

Yes 15
No 85


49 posted on 07/21/2012 2:04:41 PM PDT by 2111USMC (Aim Small, Miss Small)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie
Hey, Bloomberg, why don’t you BAN the Internet!!

Since Bloomie (blowme) is so intent on disarming folks, I wounder why he doesn't disarm his body guards.

Or, are only self appointed elites to be permitted to have arms?

50 posted on 07/21/2012 2:05:07 PM PDT by dearolddad
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