jmra wrote:Poll has been open for 20 days and only 201 votes. How many members are on this forum? Is there a huge disparity between number of members and number of active members?
So what is it?
1. Members don't care about Campus Carry
2. Members don't care about Open Carry
3. Members don't care about either
4. Members are pollaphobic
A fifth possibility is some members reject the premise of throwing either part of our right to keep and bear arms under the bus. Maybe those members think both restrictions unreasonably infringe our rights, and refuse to play a game that's rigged.
What game? With all due respect, I think you're seeing something that isn't there. Charles put up a poll. The question was NOT "If only one bill would be proposed
by the legislature, would you prefer it to be campus-carry or open-carry?." The question was "If only one bill could pass
, would you prefer it to be campus-carry or open-carry?" It is simply an honest attempt to find out what people's priorities are. He's not asking you to support one, and to protest the other. Politics is real, whether or not we want to admit it. You can go down to defeat every single year by insisting on nothing but Constitutional Carry being proposed, and never get anything that you want; OR you can successfully win in increments, with the ultimate goal of Constitutional Carry, and then prioritize which increments should be addressed in what order. Even Arizona didn't get Constitutional Carry until 2010, just two years ago.
And the people who have responded have answered as to their preference, and then they have all said that they support both. I think you're making an issue here where there really isn't one.
"Freedom had been hunted round the globe; reason was considered as rebellion; and the slavery of fear had made men afraid to think. But such is the irresistible nature of truth, that all it asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing." --Thomas Paine, Rights of Man, 1791