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Tue Jun 19, 2012, 08:36 PM

###Official change-of-SoP of the Gun Control & RKBA Group### [View all]

Two recent threads posted in this Group discussed the desirability of expanding the Statement of Purpose of this Group.

The current SoP reads as follows:

Discuss gun control laws, the Second Amendment, the use of firearms for self-defense, and the use of firearms to commit crime and violence.




In this poll by aikoaiko support was strong for a change of the SoP, running at post time 71% for and 29% against, with one abstention. There was a reasonably vigorous discussion in the thread regarding the pros and cons of an SoP change, which I will briefly touch on.

The current SoP limits discussion to firearms and their effect on humans and human relations: crime; self-defense; and the laws, stories, and reports that relate to use of firearms, ammunition, and accessories in affecting crime and self-defense.

The proposed SoP would expand discussion of firearms, ammunition, and accessories beyond humans and human relations. This would include, but not be limited to, hunting, target shooting, action shooting, collecting, customization, and gunsmithing.

Currently, non-human-affected firearms topics are covered in the Outdoor Life Group.


I will give 4 options in this poll. The options are:

  1. Do not change the SoP.
    This is self-explanatory. You feel the current SoP is adequate.

  2. Change the SoP as described The SoP proposed here would change it to "Discuss all aspects of firearms use and ownership, including but not limited to gun control laws and policies, the Second Amendment, self-defense, crime and violence, safety and education, shooting sports, and collecting".

  3. Expand the SoP in a different way If you would like the SoP expanded but do not agree with the proposed language of Option #2, then this opens discussion for a different wording of the SoP with an eye towards expanding differently.

  4. Constrict the SoP If you feel the SoP is too broad and would like a more focused SoP for the Group, then this opens discussion for narrowing the discussion topics.


    The poll will be open for a week. If no single option gets 50% plus 1, then the top two options will get a runoff poll next week.





    32 votes, 2 passes | Time left: Time expired
    Do not change the SoP
    6 (19%)
    Change the SoP as described
    24 (75%)
    Expand the SoP in a different way
    1 (3%)
    Constrict the SoP
    1 (3%)
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    Disclaimer: This is an Internet poll

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