GLENDORA POLL: Right To Bear Arms

With President Barack Obama using executive powers to enact new gun control initiatives, we want to know where Glendora residents stand.

The gun debate is one that has gone on for centuries, since the second amendment of the constitution was established. The Supreme Court has addressed it a number of times, yet many states still differ on restrictions, California having some of the most strict gun laws among them.

According to the second amendment, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed”.

As of now in California, state laws control the purchase requirements of firearms but each county has different restrictions on concealed carry permits of those firearms. Permits to carry concealed weapons, known as CCW’s are on the rise in many counties in California, especially since the terrorist attack in San Bernardino.

San Bernardino and Orange counties have actively increased the number of CCW’s their Sheriff’s Departments approve. Los Angeles County however, has almost impossible restrictions for residents to obtain a permit.

Please vote on the following polls that address gun issues facing citizens in our community. Poll voting is anonymous.

 

Do you think current gun restrictions, background checks and laws are enough?

  • There are too many restrictions already (50%, 947 Votes)
  • Yes, they should remain the same (26%, 497 Votes)
  • No, we need further restrictions, background checks or laws (24%, 453 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,897

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Should Glendora residents be issued a CCW if they pass a background check and have firearm training. (CCW is the term for a permit to carry concealed weapons)

  • Yes (89%, 1,557 Votes)
  • No (11%, 187 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,744

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How would you feel knowing that some citizens in the community are legally armed with a weapon

  • Safer (72%, 1,258 Votes)
  • No different (17%, 303 Votes)
  • Less Safe (11%, 193 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,754

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