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ComengetitComengetit Member Posts: 1,170 ✭✭✭✭✭
ZOGBY POLL SHOWS AMERICANS FAVOR BORDER CONTROL OVER GUN CONTROL



For Immediate Release: 9/12/2005

BELLEVUE, WA - By a three-to-one margin, American citizens think border control is far more important to national security and fighting crime than gun control, a nationwide Zogby survey has revealed.

The survey, commissioned by the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF), found that 70 percent of the respondents believe border control is more important, while only 23 percent favor more gun control. Seven percent of the respondents were undecided. The survey was conducted Sept. 6-7, by randomly contacting more than 1,150 households around the country. The margin of error is +/- 2.9 percent, Zogby said.


"An overwhelming majority of American citizens think it is far more important to stop the flood of illegal aliens into this country than it is to restrict the rights of law-abiding gun owners," said SAF founder Alan M. Gottlieb. "Disarming American citizens is not now, and never has been the solution to violent crime, especially when it appears that a growing number of those violent crimes are being committed by people who are in this country illegally."


According to the Zogby survey, a majority of respondents in every sub-group - including 60 percent or more in most groups - says border control is more effective than gun control. Those most likely to agree include three-fourths or more of residents of rural areas, people with annual household income of $15,000-$34,999, high school graduates, and those with some college education, and four-fifths or more of Republicans, 18-29 year-olds, and Born-again Christians, the survey revealed.


People with household income less than $15,000 (38 percent) are more likely to support gun control, the survey said. Approximately one-third of Democrats, Hispanics, single adults, and residents of large cities agree, as do 28 percent each of college graduates and residents of the West region.


"Even those in categories that lean more favorably toward gun control are in the minority, according to the results of this survey," Gottlieb noted. "The results are pretty clear. Americans believe their constitutional right to bear arms should be protected, and that illegal immigration must be controlled, not the other way around."


The Second Amendment Foundation is the nation's oldest and largest tax-exempt education, research, publishing and legal action group focusing on the Constitutional right and heritage to privately own and possess firearms. Founded in 1974, The Foundation has grown to more than 600,000 members and supporters and conducts many programs designed to better inform the public about the consequences of gun control. SAF has previously funded successful firearms-related suits against the cities of Los Angeles; New Haven, CT; and San Francisco on behalf of American gun owners, a lawsuit against the cities suing gun makers & an amicus brief & fund for the Emerson case holding the Second Amendment as an individual right.



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  • pickenuppickenup Member Posts: 22,845 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by Comengetit
    "The results are pretty clear. Americans believe their constitutional right to bear arms should be protected, and that illegal immigration must be controlled, not the other way around."
    That pretty much sums it up.
    Now if we could just get people to ACT on those beliefs.

    The gene pool needs chlorine.
  • jaflowersjaflowers Member Posts: 698 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    How many of our "fearless leaders" will actually take note of this poll? We all see it clearly that true Americans want border control, less big Federal government organizations and to get people off their lazy butts and off welfare if they are able bodied and can work. Not one of these ideas or "ideals" are popular with our "leaders" because it takes money and program control out of their hands. [xx(]
  • gunphreakgunphreak Member Posts: 1,791 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:How many of our "fearless leaders" will actually take note of this poll?

    Oh, they'll all take note of it. It will tell the viktim disarmers that they will have to be a little more deceptive to get their agenda passed, and it will tell the other side to go just a step higher, so they look like the lesser of two evils. I have noted before, the viktim disarming kampaigns across our country seem to want you to believe that, with Bush in office, the NRA is working out of the White House, and that is a deceit. Nothing could be further from the truth. What has Bush done to reverse the course of gun kontrol? Nothing. That a few gun laws died was not because he killed them, but because they died of starvation.

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    Lev 26:14-39

    Those who would offer any interpretation that would relegate Amendment II to "relic" status of a bygone era are blatantly stating that the remainder of the Bill of Rights isn't worth a damn, either.

    Luke 22:36.
    "Followers of Christ, be armed."
  • ComengetitComengetit Member Posts: 1,170 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:How many of our "fearless leaders" will actually take note of this poll? We all see it clearly that true Americans want border control, less big Federal government organizations and to get people off their lazy butts and off welfare if they are able bodied and can work. Not one of these ideas or "ideals" are popular with our "leaders" because it takes money and program control out of their hands.

    Oh so true, I'll do yah one better. We here in AZ had a militia of our own about 2-1/2 years ago. The boys were on the Mexican border sending all the 'Julio's' back from whence they came. It was very effective until one of our boys got a little overzealous and shot one of those 'Julio's'. This was a free service, as in no dinero. Yet govt. took first op. to kill it. Once again our border gush Mexicanos into our State and Country.

    Consistency is the final refuge of the unimaginative
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