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I know their more conservative but the results with this poll surprised me, very much. I won't comment on what I think is right or wrong for Brits because with my values they should determine the laws of their own land, just as we Americans should. But I will say if this poll showed an exact opposite sentiment about handgun ownership I wouldn't have given it a second thought.
Vote now: which bill would you like to see introduced in the Commons? Term limit on Prime Ministers 1.97% (358 votes)
A flat tax 6.85% (1,246 votes)
Greening of public spaces 2.26% (412 votes)
Close child maintenance loophole 0.83% (151 votes)
Ban spitting 2.26% (411 votes)
Repeal the ban on hand guns 85.83% (15,615 votes)
Total Votes: 18,193
I must say I'm rather surprised at the figures so far concerns hand guns. I haven't sensed any major desire by the public here to make this an issue, and if anything, it would be the other way.
I'm wondering if the votes on this subject have been rigged by a particular party.
I also don't think the bills the Telegraph chose to highlight are the ones that most people would consider the most important to how they see what's wrong in society.
Update: I see there is an article in the Commentator on this poll. Reading some of the comments I can see why some think it's a good idea. It appears that the more PC the media and our government are in response to radical Islamism in this country, the more will decide that if necessary they want the means to protect themselves.
It's certainly a natural response to suppression that the likes of the left wing mindset clearly needs to learn.
Last Edit: May 31, 2013 19:08:13 GMT by Teddy Bear
That's the article I read. I didn't go too far into the comments but I did have the public hacking in the back of my mind even though I never would've expected that lopsided a percentage. Fear is a powerful motivator. It's no surprise a substantial percentage of owners here are woman and I think their numbers now are growing faster than men.
I have to think with a lot of the nutters that we have in this country, and the proclivity for our PC government officials to appease those of dubious moral character, there would be a lot more innocent deaths if they did legalise guns.
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