Quinnipiac University, a small school in Hamden, Conn., which does a lot of polling, says it found 91 percent of Florida residents polled favor universal background checks for gun purchases.
Trouble is, nobody doing the polling ever explains that the universal background check would require a universal database in order to be efficient. If that were known, perhaps the results would be different.
The poll also found favor in banning so-called assault weapons and high capacity ammunition magazines.
But imagine the results of a poll that asked, “Would you favor banning semi-automatic rifles
that look like military rifles, but aren’t?”
Or: “Would you favor banning magazines that automatically load a bullet each time the trigger is pulled? If
so, how many times would the shooter have to pull the trigger before the magazine became of a high enough capacity to be banned?”
But there is a bright light in the polling tunnel. Apparently they don’t measure the passion of the respondent. And this story says that’s why the Democrats way overestimated the national sentiment for gun control.
- Dr. Gatling