Support for new gun control laws is at an all-time low according to a Gallup poll.
Down from an all-time high of 60% recorded in 1959, only 29% of the surveyed adults believed that citizens should be banned from owning and possessing handguns. Additionally, 69% of those surveyed outright oppose any ban on handguns.
In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled the District of Columbia’s draconian handgun ban is unconstitutional. Specifically, the Court held that “The Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home.”
The Court also states that “The handgun ban and the trigger-lock requirement (as applied to self-defense) violate the Second Amendment. The District’s total ban on handgun possession in the home amounts to a prohibition on an entire class of “arms” that Americans overwhelmingly choose for the lawful purpose of self-defense.”