A few weeks ago we told you about the California gun confiscation funding bill that passed the state legislature. Yesterday, California Governor Jerry Brown predictably signed the bill into law. For more information on this bill and why I think it’s a bad idea, read my original post, but here’s something I found interesting this morning.
The Los Angeles Times has a story out on the bill being signed into legislation with a poll attached. The poll asks a simple question about the controversial confiscation program: Should this program be a model for the nation?
Before I voted (I of course voted no, no big surprise there) I could not see the results, but I’ll be honest. I expected it to be at least 50/50, and I would not have been surprised to see overwhelming support for the bill. You know what though? I was wrong. Here’s a screenshot of the results at the time of writing.
Interesting. What would be even more interesting is to see this vote distributed by location, as I would like to know what percentage of Californians support this program. I have a feeling that sites like Drudge Report linking to this article have skewed the vote.
This is why I watch polls (the credible ones), and why I am always in favor of gun control legislation being brought to a vote. Polls tell us how close we are to losing our liberties (for this is the way that liberty will die in my opinion), and gun control legislation voting patterns tells us who we need to work against in the next election cycle.