As usual in recent years, the actual intention of the second amendment is being called into question. This is one particular debate I am not strongly emotionally attached to. I have owned a single gun (a .22) for a few years, firing it a total of two times. It was a Christmas gift from my second stepfather, but as with all of his rules, the restrictions placed on it were too draconian and therefore constricted my interest in it to nil. I enjoy firing weapons at a firing range, but I’ve only done that once. Also, I don’t hunt and find the actual act of taking a life repulsive. I say this to state the fact that I stand to lose nothing in terms of my personal life if guns were banned.
The second amendment of the Constitution of the United 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.