JERSEY CITY – MARCH 25: Lateif Dickerson displays one of his prized pistols at his gun instruction headquarters on March 25, 2021 in Jersey City, New Jersey. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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A recent poll found 72 percent of likely voters back the Second Amendment and its protections for Americans who want to own firearms.
According to the data released by McLaughlin and Associates this week, 73.4 percent of respondents have said the founders understood the necessity for law-abiding citizens to legally own firearms.
That same percentage of respondents believe the Second Amendment is one of the most cherished civil rights in the Constitution. A majority of voters have also said enforcement of current gun laws is more important than passing new restrictive legislation.