View Poll Results: What Percentage of US Population Wants To Ban All Firearms?

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  • less than 5%

    12 2.52%
  • 5-10%

    15 3.14%
  • 10-20%

    18 3.77%
  • up to 25%

    24 5.03%
  • 25-35%

    35 7.34%
  • 35-50%

    197 41.30%
  • insignificant amount

    18 3.77%
  • dangerously large amount

    140 29.35%
  • it's a total non-issue - just propaganda

    9 1.89%
  • other - please explain

    23 4.82%
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Thread: Percentage Of USA That Would Make All Guns Illegal To Own

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    Percentage Of USA That Would Make All Guns Illegal To Own

    I keep reading threads from people who insist on calling out "gun grabbers" as if there's a significant portion of the population of America that would like to ban all guns, from all people, all the time.

    To me this always comes across as dishonest, fear-mongering propaganda.

    So I thought I'd try to ask an honest question in hopes of getting an honest answer.

    In your humble opinion, what percentage of all US citizens (of legal voting age) do you think want to make private citizens owning and firing any and all guns an illegal act?

    Do you think it's an insignificant amount? Less than 5% of total population? Do you think it's a significant amount? Upwards of 45-50%?
    Somewhere in-between? Is it an honest concern, or just a hot-button phrase used to basically subdue any "real" discussion in favor of propaganda and fear?
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    Re: Percentage Of USA That Would Make All Guns Illegal To Own

    In this nation it only takes five people to make that happen - but they must be among our nine robed umpires.
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    Re: Percentage Of USA That Would Make All Guns Illegal To Own

    "making it happen" and actually pulling it off are two different things.

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    Re: Percentage Of USA That Would Make All Guns Illegal To Own

    I'd be surprised if it were any more than 2%. It's nothing more than fear-based propaganda to make money for the NRA and get votes for the GOP. There is a significant portion of the population that supports restrictions and background checks, which I tend to disagree with because that only makes it harder for law-abiding citizens to get armed, but such actions are not the same as physically taking guns away from people. Which is a distinction that should be made if we are to be intellectually honest.

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    Re: Percentage Of USA That Would Make All Guns Illegal To Own

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    I keep reading threads from people who insist on calling out "gun grabbers" as if there's a significant portion of the population of America that would like to ban all guns, from all people, all the time.

    To me this always comes across as dishonest, fear-mongering propaganda.

    So I thought I'd try to ask an honest question in hopes of getting an honest answer.

    In your humble opinion, what percentage of all US citizens (of legal voting age) do you think want to make private citizens owning and firing any and all guns an illegal act?

    Do you think it's an insignificant amount? Less than 5% of total population? Do you think it's a significant amount? Upwards of 45-50%?
    Somewhere in-between? Is it an honest concern, or just a hot-button phrase used to basically subdue any "real" discussion in favor of propaganda and fear?
    I'd guess somewhere around 15-20%
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    Re: Percentage Of USA That Would Make All Guns Illegal To Own

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    In this nation it only takes five people to make that happen - but they must be among our nine robed umpires.
    The Supreme Court only has the power of constitutional review. They determine if a law is constitutional or not, they don't write the law themselves. You would still need legislators to write the law and voters to put them there to do it.

    The SCOTUS has accumulated far too much power, but lets not pretend they can just ban guns all on their own. That's just ignorant.

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    Re: Percentage Of USA That Would Make All Guns Illegal To Own

    Dangerously large amount.

    Even if only one person had that view it would be a dangerously large amount.

    The 2A is very clear.
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    Re: Percentage Of USA That Would Make All Guns Illegal To Own

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    The Supreme Court only has the power of constitutional review. They determine if a law is constitutional or not, they don't write the law themselves. You would still need legislators to write the law and voters to put them there to do it.

    The SCOTUS has accumulated far too much power, but lets not pretend they can just ban guns all on their own. That's just ignorant.
    The Court made very clear in Heller in 2008 and in McDonald two years later that any federal or state law which banned guns outright would violate the Second Amendment. So collectivist know-nothings here or there can yammer all day and all night that guns should be banned, and it won't change a thing.

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    Re: Percentage Of USA That Would Make All Guns Illegal To Own

    Quote Originally Posted by Luftwaffe View Post
    Even if only one person had that view it would be a dangerously large amount.
    Oh please....that's very silly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky View Post
    I have felt pain when I was in the womb. So when you say they are incapable of feeling pain, that is based on junk science.

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    Re: Percentage Of USA That Would Make All Guns Illegal To Own

    Quote Originally Posted by matchlight View Post
    So collectivist know-nothings here or there can yammer all day and all night that guns should be banned, and it won't change a thing.
    That's the question though. How many "collectivist know-nothings " are there?

    I hear people in forums talking like they are everywhere.
    In reality I've never met one in my life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky View Post
    I have felt pain when I was in the womb. So when you say they are incapable of feeling pain, that is based on junk science.

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