A new Rasmussen poll showing a majority of Americans believe cities cannot ban handguns “goes along with what we have been saying, and what the Supreme Court affirmed,” the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said.

“The high court ruled in its 2008 Heller decision that the handgun ban in Washington, D.C. violated the Second Amendment,” noted CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb.

“[T]his week’s McDonald ruling incorporates the Second Amendment to the states. That effectively nullifies municipal gun bans nationwide. The court has spoken twice, and a majority of Americans concur.”

The recent Rasmussen survey revealed that only 35 percent of adults support stricter gun control, proving that gun prohibitionists are in the minority, and their influence is shrinking.

“Only the liberal-left is surprised with these latest numbers because Americans see the duplicity of such gun bans,” said former police detective and intelligence officer Mike Snopes.

“These anti-gunowner politicians say they cannot stop illegal aliens from pouring across the border, but they can stop illegal aliens carrying firearms as they enter the U.S. Does this make sense to anyone?” Snopes asked rhetorically.

Rasmussen conducted its survey last week among 1,000 adults. The margin of error is +/- 3 percentage points. The survey also found that only 14 percent of the respondents who live with someone who owns a gun believe cities can ban handguns, while a whopping 80 percent say cities do not have that authority. Fifty-five percent of those without guns in the home also agree, Rasmussen said.

Source: Jim Kouri for Examiner.

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