Category Archives: Poll

Poll: If the ATF expands FFL requirements, will you apply?

This week’s poll requires a little background explanation. So read this first please, then go v*te!

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Obama released a white paper that effectively reverses the Clinton-era policy that reduced Federal Firearms Licensees (FFLs) from approximately 250,000 in the ’90s to 50,000 today. The reduction was accomplished by denying licenses for people deemed not to be doing enough business, or doing business from home. Those who had licenses strictly for gun show sales saw them revoked, and the ATF will not issue an FFL for gun show-only sales. Now Obama says those “dealers” must be licensed again.

If FFLs are again opened up for show-sellers, collectors, hobbyists, low-volume sellers, and people who simply want the convenience of interstate transfers without paying another FFL dealer, would you apply for a license?

The poll is here. There are v*ting options even for those who might never imagine themselves being in a position to need or be legally required to hold a license.

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Last week’s poll on the biggest threats to gun rights in 2016 is open through tomorrow evening at 6:00 CST — and still going strong.

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Poll: ‘Tis the season for gifting …

For most of us, whether we celebrate Hannukah, Christmas, or Yule*, this is the season of gift giving. Our latest poll asks whether you gave or received firearm/self-defense-related gifts this year.

Two things to know about this poll: It will be up until after the end of the year and it allows you to v*te more than once. So if you haven’t finished all your celebrations yet, you can answer now then come back and answer again later.

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Through tomorrow at 6:00 p.m. CST, you can also still v*te in last week’s poll, which has drawn lots of responses and plenty of creative comments (love the one about writing articles for TZP!)

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*I can’t imagine that anybody here observes that dutiful celebration of collectivism, Kwanzaa. But if you do, then Heri za Kwanzaa to you.

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Poll: Have you ever had to use a firearm in self-defense or defense of others?

This week’s poll asks if you’ve ever had to defend yourself or others with a firearm. It will be open until Monday, December 7 at 6:00 p.m. CST.

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Last week’s poll (another “political one”) remains open until tomorrow at 6:00. Turns out these political polls have proven unpopular with the hardcore and politically cynical (or realistic) TZP crowd. It’ll be a while before we do another of those.

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POLL: Which R-Party Candidate is Worst for Gun Rights?

This week’s poll is now UPDATE: Closed. The question: Which Republican presidential candidate is most dangerous to gun rights?

Before anybody gets mad, some explanation: We’re not prejudiced against R-party candidates. (Well, I am, but slightly less than I am against D-party candidates.) We’re just doing separate polls on each party. Ds and probably some mixed matches still to come. We may even do some political polls with a more positive spin.

Also, the eight names that appear in the new poll are those who qualified for this week’s Fox News “big boy” debate. Candidates who didn’t have enough support to make that debate were omitted.

So go. V*te. Then come back here and leave a comment to tell why you think that candidate is most perilous to gun rights.

(H/T to CB for the poll idea.)

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Last week’s poll (on favorite EDC calibers) is still open through Monday at 6:00 p.m. CST. So please v*te in that, too, if you haven’t already.

Here’s where results stand as of early Sunday a.m. (click to embiggenate):

Screenshot from 2015-11-08 06:24:52

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POLL: What’s your favorite EDC caliber?

This week’s poll is now up. The question: What’s your favorite caliber for everyday carry?

And yes, we’re assuming that your EDC arm is a pistol. If you prefer to lug around a Barrett .50 cal, feel free to choose “other.” 🙂

This poll will be open through Monday the 9th at 6:00 p.m. CST.

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Last week’s poll results

We didn’t get many responses to our last poll, perhaps because a lot of our non-Jewish members didn’t feel qualified to answer or weren’t interested in the question. But here are the results (click to embiggenate):

Screenshot from 2015-11-03 10:46:56

Those who voted “other” left comments ranging from “Stockholm Syndrome & Liberalism as their religion” and “Self hate, as Aaron used to say” to “Dang if I know.”

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Poll: Why are U.S. Jews generally anti-gun?

This week’s poll asks why American Jews are generally anti-gun.

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We didn’t have a poll last week, but our previous poll (on whether you personally carry a gun) produced encouraging results (click to embiggen):

Screenshot from 2015-10-27 13:35:26

Between the big YES to carrying everywhere and the jaunty “none of your business” we’re clearly an alert and ready group. 🙂

Oh, and sorry about the two “other” options. Still getting used to how PollDaddy does things.

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This week’s poll: How often do you carry a firearm?

This week’s poll asks how often you carry a firearm.

Since it went up a little late this week, we’ll keep it open until Monday at 6:00 p.m. CDT.

(And yes, “none of your business” is one of the options.)

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Last week’s poll results:
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Screenshot from 2015-10-13 12:50:18

When people choose “Other” they have the option to fill in a blank with their reasons. Unfortunately, PollDaddy doesn’t display those, but we had some interesting ones. Most of the “other” votes were variations on “all of the above” or “several of the above.” But here were the more original ones:

“Change the mindset. We can ALL defend & should.”

“Arm everyone. Darwinian solution.”

“Require small arms training and arming all teachers.”

“Constitutional carry everywhere.”

Thanks to all who voted!

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Poll: Most effective way to stop mass public shootings

This week’s TZP poll asks “What’s the most effective way to stop mass public shootings?”

I should add that in coming up with that question I have no expectation (unlike our starry-eyed anti-gunner “friends”) that we can prevent all violent, crazy jerks from being violent, crazy jerks. Feel free to interpret “stop” to mean either “discourage creeps from even trying it” or “end it — NOW.”

You can only choose one option in this poll, but I know your thoughts are likely to be much more nuanced. So as always feel free to comment away!

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Poll closing soon — results so far

This week’s poll will close shortly. Here are the results so far (click to embiggenate):

Screenshot from 2015-10-02 15:23:15

We’ve had 150 votes (usually with multiple votes per person). I’m not surprised that the largest number chose participating in online pro-gun discussions as one of their gun-rights activities. But in second place is hands-on firearm instruction. Kudos to you — especially those of you who regularly train shooters via Appleseed, hunter education classes, 4H, NRA-certified training, or any other regular means.

And hooray for the resisters of bad laws everywhere!

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