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Having traveled extensively in both the USA and Brazil, I would like to see what people think about having guns for protection.

Should people be allowed to carry guns?

4% (4) I think that nobody should be allowed to carry
24% (24) I think that everyone should be allowed to carry
4% (4) I think only a few people should be allowed
2% (2) I couldn't care less
66% (66) I think most people should be allowed to carry guns

100 voters have answered this question.

Is shooting a criminal justifiable?

66% (66) Only when he is a threat to your life or health
5% (5) When he is taking something of great value
25% (25) Any time caught commiting a felony
2% (2) It is never justifiable to take somebody's life
2% (2) I don't know or care

100 voters have answered this question.

Are guns in schools ever justified

10% (10) No, remember Columbine High School
24% (24) No, guns are for adults not kids
40% (40) Yes, school gun clubs are great
22% (22) Yes, my pop used to store his hunting rifle in his locker (he never killed anyone either)
4% (4) Well I really don't know

100 voters have answered this question.

Do guns in the hands of responsible citizens help fight crime?

55% (56) Yes, fear is a definite factor in detering crime.
27% (28) Yes, dead criminals will never harm anyone else.
8% (9) Yes, but who is a responsible citizen?
3% (4) No, violence only breeds more violence.
2% (3) No, those who resist are hurt by their own guns.
0% (0) No, Guns are evil.
0% (1) I don't know or care.

101 voters have answered this question.

In which country would you feel safest as a tourist? (America has some gun control) (Brazil has total gun control) (Paraguay has no gun control)

18% (18) America, in spite of the fact that people are allowed to carry guns around with them.
64% (63) America, because people are allowed to carry guns around with them.
5% (5) Brazil, in spite of the fact that you will be robbed 90% of the time.
2% (2) Brazil, because guns are evil and people there are absolutely forbidden to possess or use them
4% (4) Paraguay, because I like the far west and want to be able to shoot back during gang warfare
5% (5) Paraguay, because people deep down are good and would never hurt me.

97 voters have answered this question.

What is your political party?

5% (5) Democrat
34% (33) Republican
26% (26) Independant
18% (18) Libertarian
1% (1) Far Left
3% (3) Far Right
3% (3) Nazi
0% (0) Communist
8% (8) Dunno

97 voters have answered this question.

Does gun control help keep guns out of the hands of criminals?

1% (1) Always, gun control makes it impossible for criminals to get guns
15% (15) Sometimes, gun control makes it more difficult for criminals to get guns
83% (83) Never, criminals don't go through the regular channels anyway.
1% (1) I don't know

100 voters have answered this question.

Can strict gun control backfire and have harmful effects?

5% (6) No, guns are evil, the fewer there are the better
94% (95) Yes, only the good abide by the laws, criminals have less fear of resistance

101 voters have answered this question.

This poll was created on 2006-02-07 14:42:26 by I like Bush
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