posted on Apr, 3 2013 @ 12:12 PM
Yes, another case of politicos using out-of-date and whoa-fully inaccurate poll data to push their agenda (I see this on all sides to be honest). From
During a speech last week, Obama asked, “Why wouldn’t we want to make it more difficult for a dangerous person to get his or her hand on a
gun? Why wouldn’t we want to close the loophole that allows as many as 40 percent of all gun purchases to take place without a background check? Why
wouldn’t we do that?”
The problem with that 40% "fact" is:
In the (1997) study, researchers estimated about 40 percent of all firearm sales took place through people other than licensed gun dealers. The
conclusion was based on data from a 1994 survey of 2,568 households. Of those, only 251 people answered the question about where they got their guns.
The polling questions were also very one-sided and worded to facilitate confusion. So, I guess the input of 251 people, out of the entire United State
population, over 20 years ago, to a poll with confusing questions, is enough to change the entire US> policy regarding the 2nd Amendment?
Nice to know our elected officials are responsible enough with this power we've handed them I guess there;s no way they would abuse that, now would
Disclaimer: I search using the engine, and looked at the new posts and found nothing. I apologize if this is a duplicte thread.