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  •  Well under a half of registered voters. And any (0+ / 0-)

    of those folks who are single issue voters are already voting pure right wing.

    There can be no protection locally if we're content to ignore the fact that there are no controls globally.

    by oldpotsmuggler on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 09:27:07 AM PST

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    •  About a third (0+ / 0-)

      of the registered voters. About 45% of households have a gun.

      There are those who support the 2nd Amendment who do not own guns, ya know.

      119 million votes were cast in 2012. That brings it closer to 44%.

      We had President Obama in that election as well. We won't ever have him in an election again. Gonna miss his coattails here in Florida

      •  About a third of registered voters, so no more (0+ / 0-)

        than 20% of those who voted. And of that number, what, 80 % went right? And what never gets mentioned is that plenty of households that have guns in them don't really care either way.

        Show me a left wing polling professional who says these voters are critical. (And I'm giving you the benefit of the doubt on your numbers.)

        There can be no protection locally if we're content to ignore the fact that there are no controls globally.

        by oldpotsmuggler on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 03:24:51 PM PST

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        •  You know you can't (0+ / 0-)

          extrapolate that. The demo that turns out at the polls is dependent upon the issues of the day.

          Let's low ball it and say that 15% of the voters care enough about guns to allow it to influence a vote.

          15% is a huge margin on election day. Certainly a comfortable win.

          Harry Reid knows that.

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