Buckeye Dan

08-18-2011, 10:59 PM

First of all this was inspired by this thread:

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=467935

Which lead to a link for the Brady bunch where they claimed this:

Polls prove over and over again that Americans support sensible gun laws and don’t want guns in public places.

I saw the word "lie" used in at least one response. I agree that it must be a lie. Of course polls on any given subject can be drastically influenced by the location or sample that they are given in/to.

Then I found this:

http://www.pollingreport.com/guns.htm

It is a historical record of what looks to be just about every major gun poll ever taken. I cannot verify their accuracy completely. I did take a moment to look up a few polls where I knew to find them. Gallup for instance keeps fairly tidy records. I compared the numbers they claimed to the numbers that pollingreport.com claimed and they match.

Assuming we can trust all of the information that can be found on pollingreports.com then what does the Brady claim really look like?

I know I can ask one question in Cleveland then move 2 towns over only to ask the same question and alter almost any poll. BUT! Based on the compilation that is found on that particular site what is the truth?

Does anyone care to categorize, collate, correlate and chart/graph the data in order to answer all of the Brady's claims which we take for granted as being lies? The same lies that usually are lies based on gun sales, crime rates and actual popular public opinion that we can attribute with real time, real world observations and personal experiences.

My prediction= Worst case scenario is that it's closer to 50-50 the way I figure it. It's hard to single out half the population. Are 150 million people wrong about the Constitution, gun rights in general including the right to self defense with one?

Maybe we really aren't the 10 or 12 million wing nuts they claim us to be?

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=467935

Which lead to a link for the Brady bunch where they claimed this:

Polls prove over and over again that Americans support sensible gun laws and don’t want guns in public places.

I saw the word "lie" used in at least one response. I agree that it must be a lie. Of course polls on any given subject can be drastically influenced by the location or sample that they are given in/to.

Then I found this:

http://www.pollingreport.com/guns.htm

It is a historical record of what looks to be just about every major gun poll ever taken. I cannot verify their accuracy completely. I did take a moment to look up a few polls where I knew to find them. Gallup for instance keeps fairly tidy records. I compared the numbers they claimed to the numbers that pollingreport.com claimed and they match.

Assuming we can trust all of the information that can be found on pollingreports.com then what does the Brady claim really look like?

I know I can ask one question in Cleveland then move 2 towns over only to ask the same question and alter almost any poll. BUT! Based on the compilation that is found on that particular site what is the truth?

Does anyone care to categorize, collate, correlate and chart/graph the data in order to answer all of the Brady's claims which we take for granted as being lies? The same lies that usually are lies based on gun sales, crime rates and actual popular public opinion that we can attribute with real time, real world observations and personal experiences.

My prediction= Worst case scenario is that it's closer to 50-50 the way I figure it. It's hard to single out half the population. Are 150 million people wrong about the Constitution, gun rights in general including the right to self defense with one?

Maybe we really aren't the 10 or 12 million wing nuts they claim us to be?