I am only 14. Please don't judge my grammar, and I am going off of my own research. I don't think guns should be banned to the general public. Criminals don't follow laws. That's what makes them criminals! So if the legislature passes laws saying that citizens (who pass background checks, of course), can't have firearms to defend themselves (liek if an intruder came into their home), then more people would get injured or even die because of it. There will be more complicated court trials (and new laws will have to be passed) like the self-defense argument (such as the Treyvon Martin case). I will be fine if more strict background checks are required, but the people have a right (ahem, The Constitution) to be able to practice self-defense. Criminals won't follow the laws of gun-banning. So we need to be ready.