I believe that the ownership of a gun itself should not be banned. The second amendment in the U.S. Constitution states the right to bear arms. Quite a large part of our population utilizes various firearms in hunting for food as well as personal and familial protection. Guns are only a means to an end, not a crime.
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.
***Any U.S. Citizen should have the right to protect themselves.***
The right of self-defense (according to U.S. Law) (also called, when it applies to the defense of another, alter ego defense, defense of others, defense of a third person) is the right for civilians acting on their own behalf to engage in violence for the sake of defending one's own life or the lives of others, including the use of deadly force.
If Americans did not own guns there would be less shootings. Children would stop dieing! Open your eyes women ans children men are dieing because Americans are too ignerent to see whats happening to cought up in their life's to see that their country in going down the drain! I'm so sad to see my fellow country being swallowed up by gun violence and political scum! Yes it makes you feel free to have a gun but when someone loses a child or a family member or spouse they will never be free of the pain they will never see America the same they will never see happiness the same. So please put down your guns and open your eyes see your beautiful country that you brag about and let others see it how you see it. Prevent others from losing their family their children. Someday it could be your family or you in the line of fire so please put a stop to this put a stop to the violence. -Just one Canadian girl.
If the countless school shootings aren't enough to convince you guns need to be heavily regulated, I don't know what is. A child's life and education is so much more important than any gun. We are not at war. There are other methods of self defense. It is more important for kids in schools to feel safe than it is for you to enjoy a hobby of hunting. Amendments are made to be changed when necessary.