Saturday, March 6, 2010

Rasmussen: 69% Say Cities Don’t Have Right To Ban Handguns

The Supreme Court is wrestling with the issue of handgun ownership rights. Some cities, such as Chicago, have banned handguns. The Court will have to decide these two fundamental issues:
Do strict state and local gun control laws violate the constitutional "right to keep and bear arms"? And can an individual's right to own a weapon extend beyond federal jurisdiction?

According to Rasmussen, Americans have already made up their minds. Sixty-nine percent (69%) believe cities don’t have the right to ban handguns.
The Supreme Court is wrestling with a major case questioning whether Chicago’s handgun ban violates the Second Amendment, but 69% of Americans say city governments do not have the right to prevent citizens from owning such guns.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that just 25% of adults think city governments do have that right.

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