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Gun Control in practice....

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?

11% (19) I think that nobody should be allowed to carry
20% (34) I think that everyone should be allowed to carry
8% (14) I think only a few people should be allowed
1% (2) I couldn't care less
58% (99) I think most people should be allowed to carry guns

168 voters have answered this question.

Is shooting a criminal justifiable?

66% (112) Only when he is a threat to your life or health
5% (9) When he is taking something of great value
21% (36) Any time caught commiting a felony
4% (7) It is never justifiable to take somebody's life
2% (4) I don't know or care

168 voters have answered this question.

Are guns in schools ever justified

24% (41) No, remember Columbine High School
28% (48) No, guns are for adults not kids
32% (55) Yes, school gun clubs are great
8% (15) Yes, my pop used to store his hunting rifle in his locker (he never killed anyone either)
4% (8) Well I really don't know

167 voters have answered this question.

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

56% (94) Yes, fear is a definite factor in detering crime.
15% (26) Yes, dead criminals will never harm anyone else.
10% (17) Yes, but who is a responsible citizen?
11% (19) No, violence only breeds more violence.
1% (2) No, those who resist are hurt by their own guns.
4% (7) No, Guns are evil.
0% (1) I don't know or care.

166 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)

27% (43) America, in spite of the fact that people are allowed to carry guns around with them.
59% (93) America, because people are allowed to carry guns around with them.
0% (1) Brazil, in spite of the fact that you will be robbed 90% of the time.
4% (7) Brazil, because guns are evil and people there are absolutely forbidden to possess or use them
5% (9) Paraguay, because I like the far west and want to be able to shoot back during gang warfare
2% (4) Paraguay, because people deep down are good and would never hurt me.

157 voters have answered this question.

What is your political party?

12% (20) Democrat
34% (55) Republican
22% (36) Independant
12% (20) Libertarian
4% (7) Far Left
6% (11) Far Right
0% (1) Nazi
0% (1) Communist
6% (10) Dunno

161 voters have answered this question.

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

4% (8) Always, gun control makes it impossible for criminals to get guns
20% (34) Sometimes, gun control makes it more difficult for criminals to get guns
73% (124) Never, criminals don't go through the regular channels anyway.
1% (2) I don't know

168 voters have answered this question.

Can strict gun control backfire and have harmful effects?

12% (21) No, guns are evil, the fewer there are the better
87% (142) Yes, only the good abide by the laws, criminals have less fear of resistance

163 voters have answered this question.

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