I’m seeing this poll being touted around:
The United Kingdom is often held up as a successful example of gun control by those on the left. But a recent poll by the Daily Telegraph, one of Englandâ€™s most widely-read publications, shows Britons themselves are far from sold on the laws.
In a poll asking readers what laws they would like to see introduced or changed, an overwhelming number of voters chose “repeal the ban on hand guns and re-open shooting clubs.”
Just one problem: It was a completely unscientific poll that simply asked readers to vote. There was no “randomness” in selecting who would vote, such as is done when legit pollsters randomly dial phone numbers.
Yes, 85% of the Telegraph readers who decided on their own to vote and for what, want the handgun ban repealed. That would be about as scientific as my putting up a poll and asking you readers if you support a ban on handguns in the U.S.