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sobiloff
12-18-2009, 11:33 AM
Hi all,

Today's San Jose Mercury News has a front-page story (http://www.mercurynews.com/top-stories/ci_14020859) about a 74-year old fellow who was unloaded open carrying near a school and got busted. They've just put up an online poll asking whether Californians should be able to carry an unloaded gun near a school:

http://forums.mercurynews.com/poll/should-californians-be-able-to-carry-unloaded-gun-near-a-school

Please go and vote, and leave a positive comment if you have the chance. Thanks!

Jeff213
12-18-2009, 11:34 AM
Voted, so far we are winning.

GrizzlyGuy
12-18-2009, 11:42 AM
They must be logging IP addresses and using that to block multiple votes from the same person. Usually you can just clear your cookies and vote again, but this one has me limited to one vote even if I use different types of browsers (Firefox vs. IE).

Oh well, Tor (http://www.torproject.org/) should work quite nicely at getting around that limitation. :)

Kid Stanislaus
12-18-2009, 12:17 PM
As of 1:17 pm the good guys are up 85 to 32 (votes).

sniper5
12-18-2009, 1:25 PM
If the yes side wins, any bets that the poll will ever see the light of day?

Glock22Fan
12-18-2009, 1:43 PM
Hi all,

Today's San Jose Mercury News has a front-page story (http://www.mercurynews.com/top-stories/ci_14020859) about a 74-year old fellow who was unloaded open carrying near a school and got busted. They've just put up an online poll asking whether Californians should be able to carry an unloaded gun near a school:

http://forums.mercurynews.com/poll/should-californians-be-able-to-carry-unloaded-gun-near-a-school

Please go and vote, and leave a positive comment if you have the chance. Thanks!

Yes, Californians should be allowed to carry an unloaded gun near a school. So should all U.S. citizens and legal residents. And the gun should be loaded if that's what the bearer wants.

But what a slow website!

kertong
12-18-2009, 1:56 PM
Oh well, Tor (http://www.torproject.org/) should work quite nicely at getting around that limitation. :)

I wonder how these guys are dealing with people behind a nat/router. One vote per household, I guess?

Either way, as much as I'd love to see us "win" and blast the anti's in the polls to neverland, I hope we don't have to resort to trickery and stuffing the box - I'd love to see a clean poll with "as close as possible to honest" numbers.

joelberg
12-18-2009, 1:57 PM
Doesn't look like we have to. 67% Yes last time I checked.

sobiloff
12-18-2009, 2:06 PM
Thanks for the help, folks--keep those votes coming!

GrizzlyGuy
12-18-2009, 2:13 PM
I wonder how these guys are dealing with people behind a nat/router. One vote per household, I guess?

Yes, that's what it is doing. I voted from my computer, but my wife can't vote from her computer. We're sitting behind a router so it must be filtering based on our public IP address at the other (public) side of our router.

choprzrul
12-18-2009, 2:37 PM
Just voted, only about 200 have so far,so get off your duff and help!

Sgt Raven
12-18-2009, 3:07 PM
Yes, that's what it is doing. I voted from my computer, but my wife can't vote from her computer. We're sitting behind a router so it must be filtering based on our public IP address at the other (public) side of our router.

Reboot your modem and get a new IP if you're on cable. :p

GrizzlyGuy
12-18-2009, 3:30 PM
Reboot your modem and get a new IP if you're on cable. :p

I would, but we're on a T1 and they'd issue us the same danged fixed IP address all over again. ;)

Californio
12-18-2009, 3:53 PM
Yes
78% (182 votes)
No
22% (50 votes)
Total votes: 232

RP1911
12-18-2009, 4:23 PM
interesting they deleted two prior posts in the comments section.

JDoe
12-18-2009, 4:39 PM
interesting they deleted two prior posts in the comments section.

In their collective communtarian wisdom they have deleted all posts except one.

CMORE
12-18-2009, 6:29 PM
82% in favor 18% not.

five.five-six
12-18-2009, 6:39 PM
i'LL VOTE AGEAIN WHENI GET HOME FROMWORK

wilit
12-18-2009, 6:42 PM
Here's the one post I see in case it gets deleted later...

1942, I was an 8 yr. old boy when President FDR signed EO-9066 (on 2/19/1942) that allowed the War Dept. to remove all individuals of Japanese ancestry from CA, OR, and WA in 90 days (24 hrs. if you lived within one mile from the coast). Our farm was on the coast near the beach hamlet of San Onofre. When the FBI came to arrest Papa they found out he was an American citizen by birth and we were given six weeks to evacuate.

Mama was eight months pregnant. We moved to Utah leaving behind valuable farming equipment.

WRA identified hundred thousand Japanese (men, women, and “children”) as potential enemy aliens … assembled and sent then to nine relocation camps. Like those who were sent to camp we received no free train ticket out of CA; nor room and board, medical care, and education when we arrived at our destination.

The first act the government does to remove your ability to resist is to take away your arms and ability to communicate. We turned in our firearms to the local police and Papa destroyed our radio.

President Truman recognized the all JA US 442 Regiment as the most highly decorated combat unit in WWII, and there was never a single incident of subversive act by a JA.

I disagree with Rep. Mike Hondo on the issues related firearms.

Remember. What goes around comes around. For the younger generation hide your cell phones!

sobiloff
12-18-2009, 7:43 PM
It's now 270 yes vs. 52 no (84% to 16%). Wow, they sure did nuke all the comments but the (very interesting) one from aki. "Free speech for me but not for thee" sayeth the Mercury News?

Gryff
12-18-2009, 9:27 PM
Remember to cut and paste the link in your browser. Don't click on it, otherwise the Mercury News can trace it back to Calguns and claim that we sabotaged the poll.