BELLEVUE, Wash., June 9, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gun owners responding to an online presidential preference poll conducted by the KeepAndBearArms.com website show an overwhelming preference for presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump over prospective Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms reported today.
During the first week of polling, the lopsided response shows gun owners by a margin of almost 28-to-1 say they should vote for Trump (86.4%) rather than Clinton (3.1%). Meanwhile 10.5% of poll respondents think gun owners should vote for "another" candidate, but did not specifically say who. The survey will continue at the KeepAndBearArms.com website, which is jointly owned by CCRKBA and the Second Amendment Foundation.
Voting is continuing at KeepAndBearArms.com.
"The most important conclusion to be drawn from the poll results so far," said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb, "is that America's gun owners understand the critical nature of this election and what is at stake if Clinton gains the presidency. She would be making cabinet appointments and nominating judges and Supreme Court justices, and there is every indication that none of her appointments would be friendly to the Second Amendment."
Clinton was caught on audio at a private gathering last fall, stating that in her opinion "the Supreme Court was wrong on the Second Amendment." She further stated that she would "make that case" every chance she gets.
"Instead of just making that case," Gottlieb observed, "a 'President Hillary Clinton' would be able to make appointments to the Supreme Court that could undo the progress we've made over the past eight years. Since the 2008 Heller ruling, and the 2010 McDonald decision, we have been fighting unjust and unconstitutional gun laws across the country. From the first-week poll results, it appears gun owners realize that the Second Amendment is on the ballot in November.
"We recognize that many people are not sure about Trump," he noted, "but they appear to be absolutely certain about Clinton, and in a very negative way. The poll results show how important it will be for every gun owner to be a registered voter this fall, and to cast a ballot in the Nov. 8 general election."
With more than 650,000 members and supporters nationwide, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (www.ccrkba.org) is one of the nation's premier gun rights organizations. As a non-profit organization, the Citizens Committee is dedicated to preserving firearms freedoms through active lobbying of elected officials and facilitating grass-roots organization of gun rights activists in local communities throughout the United States.
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SOURCE Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms