Houston Business Journal Poll on Whataburger's OC Policy

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Houston Business Journal Poll on Whataburger's OC Policy

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Post by Mahzik » Mon Jul 13, 2015 3:31 pm

Houston Business Journal is running a poll with the question - Should other businesses follow Whataburger's lead and prohibit open carry on their private property?

Only 86 votes so far, but the results are 78% YES. :nono:

Here is a link to the poll if you should choose to voice your opinion: http://c.bizjournals.com/ct/c/94891622/ ... I5MDc3MjAy
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Post by joe817 » Mon Jul 13, 2015 3:56 pm

Just voted. Yes: 74%; No: 24%; 2%: not sure.

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Post by cyphertext » Mon Jul 13, 2015 3:59 pm

It would be interesting to see what the response would be in a poll of Texas registered voters...

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Post by Middle Age Russ » Mon Jul 13, 2015 4:13 pm

It's really too simplistic a poll to properly represent the challenges presented when God-given rights clash. I weighed in, though.
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Post by The Annoyed Man » Mon Jul 13, 2015 4:56 pm

I voted. The score now stands at:

70% Yes

29% No

1% Not Sure
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Post by Taypo » Mon Jul 13, 2015 4:59 pm

cyphertext wrote:It would be interesting to see what the response would be in a poll of Texas registered voters...
Do a quick Google on Texas Open Carry Voter Polls. There's info there, but I bet you don't like it.


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Post by Medley86 » Mon Jul 13, 2015 5:58 pm

My grandmother was saying just the other night when I was talking to her that she would be very nervous to go anywhere with people carrying handguns in the open. She has been around guns and hunting her whole life so it's not the guns she disapproves of, or even concealed carry. She was saying she just felt better not seeing them in public. Pretty sure even after I have often carried around her for a year, she still doesn't know I carry concealed.

This isn't meant to say I am for or against it, it honestly won't bother me much, but it does show how someone who doesn't carry feels about it. The only thing it might change for me is I'm looking into a SOB holster for my 4.5 XDm 40 so that if I wanted to carry it after 1/1/16 and my shirt didn't cover/stay covering it then it wouldn't be a big deal.
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Post by cyphertext » Mon Jul 13, 2015 6:12 pm

Taypo wrote:
cyphertext wrote:It would be interesting to see what the response would be in a poll of Texas registered voters...
Do a quick Google on Texas Open Carry Voter Polls. There's info there, but I bet you don't like it.
From the few articles I looked at briefly, I'm not surprised. Seems that most folks are happy with CHL being a good compromise. I don't trust internet polls, such as the one listed above. Based on the publication that it sponsoring it, I would suspect it to be lopsided heavily in favor of businesses not allowing OC... however, once an OC activist finds the poll, the call goes out to everyone on gun forums to "hit this poll", skewing the results the other direction.

A random sampling is a little more scientific.


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Post by PBratton » Mon Jul 13, 2015 6:50 pm

same things were all stated when CHL was getting ready to start... It will be a non-event, just give folks time to adjust.
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Post by LabRat » Mon Jul 13, 2015 7:40 pm

Just voted.

63% YES
37% NO
1% Unsure
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Post by locke_n_load » Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:58 pm

Voted and shared.
59% Yes
40% No
1% Unsure

299 votes.
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Post by oljames3 » Mon Jul 13, 2015 10:10 pm

Voted:

As of 1009 local, 07 JUL 15:

58% Yes
41% NO
01% Not Sure
310 votes
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Post by TXCO » Mon Jul 13, 2015 10:54 pm

Now 54% yes
44% no
2% unsure
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Post by sjfcontrol » Tue Jul 14, 2015 6:21 am

52/47/2
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Post by Vol Texan » Tue Jul 14, 2015 6:40 am

51/47/2 at 6:40 am local 359 responses
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