Nathaniel E. Iowa

Protect the Second Amendment

We need to keep the 2nd Amendment to protect my rights and also yours to bear arms.

Dear Future President,

The Second Amendment states that people have the right to keep and bear arms without being infringed. Gun control laws infringe upon the right to self-defense and also deny people a sense of safety. The law enforcement can not protect every one all of the time, therefore if someone had their house broken into they should have the right to protect their family and themselves. If gun laws became more strict it would be harder for people to protect their family or themselves.

The gun control laws that try to ban ¨assault rifles" infringe upon the right to own guns for hunting and sport. Many Americans today, live off the land and depend on hunting and sports to make a living or to get food for their family. Most of everyone that owns a gun uses it for hunting game, and some even use guns for target or sport shooting events.

It is my constitutional right, we shall not have to have it taken away because of other people doing wrong with guns. I believe that if any law changes on guns it should not take away our guns, but it should require an in depth background check. Why not just take the guns away from the people who do wrong with them? It’s not fair to us, the people who use them to provide food for their families. Also, its safe for us to have them to protect ourselves, or our families. Approximately 270,000,000 civilians own a firearm in the United States of America (American Gun Facts). That is 88% of United States population

In my opinion the future president and congress need to rethink this with a clear mind, think about others who use them for good, and just think deeply about it. To some of us guns are an important part of our life, if the laws change or guns get taken from us, it will hurt a lot of people who depend on hunting to get food for their families. Guns don’t kill people. It is the person behind the gun pulling the trigger who kills people. We humans don’t say cars kill people in car accidents, or in incidents where alcohol has played a role in drunk driving accidents. We don’t say it’s the pen’s fault for putting the wrong answer on a test. We don’t blame the keys on a computer for misspelling words. So why are we blaming guns for murders, homicides, saying we need more gun control, and gun free zones? You see, it doesn’t make sense blaming all of these items. 

Sincerely, Nathan Derner