A new Rasmussen poll has found only 39 percent of Americans believe the country needs stricter gun laws, according to the Citizen’s Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA).
The survey comes just days after the Supreme Court announced it will hear a case on whether the right to keep and bear arms secured by the Second Amendment protects Americans.
McDonald v. City of Chicago, brought by four Chicago residents, the Second Amendment Foundation and the Illinois State Rifle Association, seeks to strike down a decades-old Chicago law that bans handguns and requires the annual taxation of firearms.
The results of the poll suggest the number of Americans in favor of gun control dropped in the last six months. Moreover, 65 percent of respondents who are Democrats support tighter gun laws while 69 percent of Republicans and 62 percent of independents do not
"The American public has wised up to the fact that prohibitive gun control measures … have not stopped violent crime and only disarm the victims," says CCRKBA chairman Alan Gottlieb.
"Americans are concerned about their personal safety and the safety of their families, and they have had it with Utopian gun bans that leave them defenseless against merciless thugs," he adds.
CCRKBA is a non-profit organization that works to preserve firearms freedoms through lobbying of elected officials and facilitating grassroots organization of local gun rights activists.