A majority of Americans oppose President Obama’s use of executive powers to enact new gun control initiatives — and they don’t believe the controversial move will reduce the number of mass killings that have rocked the nation in recent months, a new Rasmussen Reports has found.

According to the poll of 1,000 likely U.S. voters, 58 percent say the government should only do what the president and Congress agree on in gun control matters.

Only 34 percent of those surveyed believe the commander-in-chief should take action alone if Congress does not approve the initiatives he has proposed.

Rasmussen also found only 21 percent believe Obama’s executive order, which extends federal government oversight of gun sales, will reduce the number of mass shootings. Another 59 percent disagree, and 20 percent said they are not sure.

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