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    Re: Universal background checks

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    I told you it was just above. Too much work to look back eh?

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    All the polls show the same results. In fact, I challenge you to find a single national poll that shows a majority of voters oppose background checks for all potential gun buyers. I'll wait.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    Look at the top of this page.
    Universal background checks. That is what is being discussed. Do you have anything to add to the discussion?
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    You keep saying this as if you have yet been able to provide a poll that shows anything other than marginal opposition to background checks.
    Look at the top of this page.
    You are kidding right? You would put more stock in a political forum poll over the Pew Research Center, Gallup and all the other polling organizations? Ha! So much for your credibility!
    At least twice—as quoted above—you've put forth the challenge to find a poll that fails to show public opinion being universally in favor of these background checks. You did not specify the size of the sample, the organization conduction the poll, or the methodology. You once specified that the poll be “national”.

    The poll being conducted in this very thread meets the one criterion that you've specified. The certainty that not everyone who has responded to this poll is from the same state or the same local area makes it a “national” poll. Admittedly, the sample size is awfully small, but you didn't specify anything about sample size. In the time that I have been watching it, the results have fluctuated somewhat, between slightly less than 60% and slightly more than 70% opposed to the background checks. At no time has it failed to show a solid majority opposed to the background checks.

    The sample size is too small to solidly make a claim that this reflects the opinion of the American public, but it is certainly enough to refute the lie that you keep repeating over and over again about there being 90% support for these background checks. It's a lie, it ha been proven to be such, and if you wish to retain any vestige of credibility, then you will stop repeating it.
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    Re: Universal background checks

    Quote Originally Posted by Glowpun View Post
    Why are some people against universal background checks? What makes this any different than background checks for other reasons?
    Would you be OK with having to take and pass a government background check before you are allowed to join a church? How about to publish a newspaper, or to express your opinion here on an Internet forum?

    Are you OK with government establishing who is and who is not allowed to exercise explicitly-affirmed Constitutional rights, and requiring everyone to prove that they are among the “allowed” group before they may exercise them?

    I, most certainly, am not OK with this— not with any of my Constitutional rights, and most certainly not with the one right over which government has most solidly and indisputably proven that it cannot be trusted with any power or authority.
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    Re: Universal background checks

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    My opinion is shared by 90% of voters and the supreme court.
    No credibility for 90%
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    Re: Universal background checks

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    My opinion is shared by 90% of voters and the supreme court.
    Which explains why it was introduced as law and passed so swiftly.
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    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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    Re: Universal background checks

    Not a single one of you can present a national poll showing any kind of significant opposition to background checks for all gun buyers.
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    Re: Universal background checks

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Not a single one of you can present a national poll showing any kind of significant opposition to background checks for all gun buyers.
    Quite simply (as I have stated repeatedly) until the legislation is written and polled the only one is that which you hang your hat on and is the mere polling of a concept. I predict that if/when the bill gets written AND includes registration your 90% figure will plummet…care to wager?
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    Re: Universal background checks

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Not a single one of you can present a national poll showing any kind of significant opposition to background checks for all gun buyers.
    Look at the top of this page.
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    Re: Universal background checks

    NO

    Did making marijuana stop people from growing and consuming? People are so stupid when it comes to guns

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    Re: Universal background checks

    Quote Originally Posted by Dickieboy View Post
    Quite simply (as I have stated repeatedly) until the legislation is written and polled the only one is that which you hang your hat on and is the mere polling of a concept. I predict that if/when the bill gets written AND includes registration your 90% figure will plummet…care to wager?
    What do you think will feasibly be passed that is more restrictive than what 90% of voters have supported, background checks for all gun buyers? If you have been keeping up with the bipartisan bills in Congress you would realize that what is likely to get passed is simply and expansion of the NICS system to include private gun sellers.

    So where is the public opposition to expanding background checks? Not even a single solitary national poll? I didn't think so.
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    Re: Universal background checks

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    Look at the top of this page.
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