The Controversial Issue of Guns in America
Help us to address and further solve the issue of gun violence in our country.
Dear Future President,
As you I’m sure you are already aware, as a country, The United States faces a rather important issue; Gun Violence.
However, people in America have guns for a multitude of reasons. The second amendment of the Constitution has been in place since the 1800’s and was meant to ensure people the power to protect themselves from the government if it ever became oppressive or failed to meet the people’s needs and many people still support this. The NRA (National Rifle Association) has always been a strong supporter of the right to bear arms for all different reasons and a tough opposition group for gun restrictions. Citizens in the U.S’ reasons for possessing guns include; sport (indoor shooting, hunting, etc.), for protection, security, and some even collect guns out of fascination and hobby. However, it is this easy access and reliance on guns that poses a threat.
Clearly, Future President, there is still a long way to go. Discussions to have and agreements to come to in order to reach a solution. And though we all have different feelings and opinions on guns, I think we can all agree that 30,000 deaths per year is something we should all be concerned about. And so, I hope you will use your power as president to shed more light on this matter and to do all you can to protect and secure our country and people as it is one of the greatest problems we face today.
-Sincerely, Fernanda R.