Survey on Gun Rights and the Republican Party

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Survey on Gun Rights and the Republican Party

First Posted October 18, 1999

Do you care if Republicans compromise on gun rights?

The following survey is open to all U.S. residents, and Colorado residents are especially encouraged to respond. Obviously, the survey is not scientific. However, its results will be useful especially if responders submit only one entry per person. Please do tell your friends about the survey! The survey is being conducted by the Colorado Freedom Report at http://www.freecolorado.com.

1. What is your name? (Optional, but your reply will add credibility to the survey. Your name will NOT be released.)

Name

2. What is your e-mail address? (Optional, but your reply will add credibility to the survey. Your e-mail will NOT be released.)

E-mail

3. In which of the 50 U.S. states do you live?

State

4. What is your political party affiliation?

Republican Other But Often Vote Republican Other And Rarely If Ever Vote Republican

5. Have you switched your political affiliation away from the Republican Party due mostly or completely to that party's support of legislation restricting gun rights?

Yes No

If "yes," with which political party are you now affiliated?

Current Party

6. Which of the following best describes how politically active you are?

Very Active Somewhat Active Not Active

7. To what degree do you agree or disagree with the following statement? "Peaceable individuals should have the right to bear, own, and trade firearms."

Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly Disagree

8. To what degree do you agree or disagree with the following statement? "George Bush lost the Presidential election in 1992 because he betrayed gun owners."

Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly Disagree

9. To what degree do you agree or disagree with the following statement? "Bob Dole lost the Presidential election in 1996 because he betrayed gun owners."

Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly Disagree

10. Answer only if you are a Colorado resident who often votes for Republican candidates. To what degree do you agree or disagree with the following statement? "The Republican Party will lose my support if it allows the passage of legislation further restricting gun rights in Colorado."

Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly Disagree

11. Answer only if you are a Colorado resident who voted for Bill Owens. To what degree do you agree or disagree with the following statement? "Colorado Governor Bill Owens will lose my support if he signs any legislation further restricting gun rights in Colorado."

Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly Disagree

12. Answer only if you often vote for Republican candidates. To what degree do you agree or disagree with the following statement? "The Republican Party will lose my support if it assists in the passage of national legislation further restricting gun rights."

Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly Disagree

13. To what degree do you agree or disagree with the following statement? "If the Republican Party assists in the passage of legislation further restricting gun rights, I will retaliate by voting against all Republicans."

Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly Disagree

14. Answer only if you have contributed funds to the Republican Party. To what degree do you agree or disagree with the following statement? "If the Republican Party assists in the passage of legislation further restricting gun rights, I will stop giving money to that party."

Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly Disagree

15. Please include any additional comments in the field below. By including comments in this question (15), you thereby grant permission to the Colorado Freedom Report to release your name along with the comments. (If you refrain from answering this question, your name will NOT be released.)


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