BELLEVUE, WA – 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 today.

“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, “and this 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 also revealed,” he continued, “that only 35 percent of adults support stricter gun control, proving that gun prohibitionists are in the minority, and their influence is shrinking.”

Rasmussen conducted its survey earlier this 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.

“Without a doubt,” Gottlieb said, “the gun ban movement is on the ropes. I can think of a no more fitting moment for this to happen, on the eve of the Fourth of July weekend. Our American ancestors started the Revolutionary War when the British tried to confiscate their guns in Lexington and Concord. Privately-owned guns were essential to secure our liberty.

“Today, we are witnessing a new revolution,” he concluded, “in which America is rejecting the demagoguery of gun banners like Chicago Mayor Richard Daley. Court rulings and the Constitution are on our side. We will keep fighting until firearms freedom is fully restored and liberty is secured.”