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Don’t Believe Bloomberg’s Polls

It’s good to see that progress is being made in Idaho in regards to constitutional carry, but Bloomberg is doing his level best to fight it. They are disingenuously trying to pass off support for the concealed carry permitting system as opposition to constitutional carry. Consider this poll they are putting in front of lawmakers:

Under current Idaho law, people are required to have a permit in order to carry a concealed handgun in public places. In order to get a permit, people may need to complete a handgun-safety training course and must pay a processing fee. Do you … strongly support? Support? Oppose? Or strongly oppose … requiring permits to carry a concealed handgun in public in Idaho?

How would you answer this question? A no answer could be taken for not supporting concealed carry at all. It’s not like they offer the option for “No, I don’t support it because I don’t think you should need a permit.”

What this is reflecting is strong support for the current system, which is bad news for Bloomberg’s overall goals, not good news.

One Response to “Don’t Believe Bloomberg’s Polls”

  1. Archer says:

    A no answer could be taken for not supporting concealed carry at all. It’s not like they offer the option for “No, I don’t support it because I don’t think you should need a permit.”

    And a ‘yes’ answer could just as easily show that the respondent supports the private carry of firearms.

    Without potential answers covering ALL possible points of view (which is impossible without open-ended questions that don’t fit nicely into bar graphs) or relevant follow-up questions that directly address constitutional (permit-less) carry, there’s enough contextual wiggle-room to support either the pro-gun OR the anti-gun narratives.

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