View Full Version : Washington Post Poll

10-23-2010, 9:28 PM
Are gun stores responsible for crime?


10-23-2010, 9:54 PM
323 votes
Yes = 42.11%
No = 57.89%

10-23-2010, 9:59 PM
Moving the right direction. Remember to copy/paste the link instead of clicking.


10-23-2010, 10:07 PM

EDT: Looks like they aren't using a cookie to limit you to one vote. I just voted 4 times. Like Gene said copy the link (in Firefox right click and copy link location), and paste it in a new window (not a new CalGuns window either) so they don't see you're coming from a gun forum.

10-23-2010, 10:11 PM

10-23-2010, 10:26 PM
72.97% no
23.03% yes


10-23-2010, 10:28 PM
The problem is....these polls aren't scientific, they just reflect the opinion of the people who participated.

10-23-2010, 10:32 PM
They can also influence the opinion of those that view them.

10-23-2010, 10:32 PM
As much as grocery stores are responsible for fat people.

10-23-2010, 10:37 PM
Looks like it's gone.

10-23-2010, 10:41 PM
Looks like it's gone.

Nope still there. It's at 79% NO

10-23-2010, 10:45 PM
rimfire- you have to right click and copy link location if you are trying to copy paste it. The forum software condenses long links so just highlighting and copying won't work. See the ... in the posted link? That's the condensed part.

10-23-2010, 11:39 PM
Voted in a new window.
85% No
15% Yes

10-24-2010, 5:33 AM
I swear, there are some people whom I will never understand. I would be interested in hearing the reasoning of someone who said yes though.

Seriously, as of right now a little over 17% voted yes. Do they sue car dealerships when they get in an accident? Concrete companies when they trip on the sidewalk? Their significant others' parents if their partner gets pregnant unexpectedly?

10-24-2010, 7:26 AM
2003 votes
57 no
43 yes

10-24-2010, 7:45 AM
53.08% no.

I can't believe this is even a poll.

10-24-2010, 7:48 AM
Ha. If I get in a car accident it is California's fault for giving me a driver's license... or is it the the dealer ship for selling me a car?Where is the common sense. People are polarized to think guns are bad.

10-24-2010, 7:55 AM
Hey, what happened? It's 52% - 48% now.

10-24-2010, 9:32 AM
Hey, what happened? It's 52% - 48% now.

Maybe they stripped out all the votes referred by gun sites.

10-24-2010, 9:32 AM
53.55% Yes
46.45% No
- Stupid

10-24-2010, 9:33 AM
Hey, what happened? It's 52% - 48% now.

The Fraidy Brady bunch voted extra times?

10-24-2010, 10:48 AM
B.S. :mad:

10-24-2010, 1:59 PM
You know that that poll you can vote however many times you want.
Some anti tard i bet sat there all day revoting YES YES YES YES YES by just hitting the back button and voting again over and over. Most polls let you vote once and stores your cookies so you cant vote again. That poll is broken.

Andy Taylor
10-24-2010, 5:16 PM
45.8% yes
54.2% no

10-24-2010, 5:57 PM
I would be interested in hearing the reasoning of someone who said yes though.

Pick any small minded, fear based, stupid excuse you want, then cut and paste it to any person voting yes. Your time to waste but I just want to know a way to get through to them how wrong they are.

10-24-2010, 6:32 PM
Online/phone-in polls are awful due to the subjects being self-selected. Add to that the "I just voted four times!" as admitted by one poster above and you've got a poll that isn't worth the electrons that were inconvenienced in tallying the votes.

10-24-2010, 6:41 PM
Are gun stores responsible for crime?

Of course. Spoons and Forks are responsible for overeating. Pens and pencils can be traced to poor grammar.


10-24-2010, 7:13 PM
55.75% No.

And you can't just refresh the page or open a new one to vote again. It may now be leaving a cookie on your computer that prevents this. I know because I tried... It's still a BS question below the standards of most newspapers. Apparently not the Post though.

10-24-2010, 8:05 PM
If you have a second (or third) separate browser, you should be able to do it like a Chicago Democrat: vote early and vote often

10-24-2010, 8:25 PM
4087 votes
43.72% Yes
56.28% No

10-24-2010, 8:43 PM
4101 votes
43.52 YES
56.48 NO

10-24-2010, 8:48 PM
What a lame poll. This is like asking if car dealerships should be held responsible for car accidents or any other traffic violation.

10-25-2010, 5:12 PM
It would be probably be good to bump this post as the antis are catching up at an unbelievably fast pace.