Ryan y. Georgia

Gun Control

Limitations on the second amendment

Dear Future President,

Do you think our right to bear arms should be limited? The second amendment of the United States Constitution states, "A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed." The second amendment has been around since December 15, 1791. In my opinion, the right to bear arms should not be limited.

Those people that do not advocate for the second amendment and our right to own guns claim that guns take too many lives. If you look at the 2015 statistics, 60% of deaths were suicides, 34% were homicides, and 3% were accidental shootings. also, the people against guns don't look at how many lives guns help save. Between July 2014 and June 2015, 283 lives were saved by private citizens who used firearms to stop criminal attacks. The DNCF also found that a noteworthy number of kids, elderly and women successfully defended themselves against criminals by use of gun fire.

I feel like we are focusing on the wrong things here. We are saying people should not have guns, but instead of taking away guns we should focus on more education. More education about suicide prevention so that would help take away 60%of those guns deaths. Also, there should be more education on gun safety, storage and use. I feel a lot of the accidents that happen annually are due to lack of education. People who own guns should take the responsibility to know how to properly store, care for and use them, etc.... You would not go out and buy a new car and drive off in it before you even learned how to drive. I feel are guns are the same. Gun education is important.

Mr. or Mrs. President, in conclusion, I feel we are entitled to uphold the second amendment and have a right to bear arms. With some education to the public gun use should become safer.

Thank you for your consideration,

Ryan Y.