November 17

Straight Shooter

Do you think people should have the right to own a gun? I do think people should have the right to own a gun in order to protect themselves, it’s a second amendment right and for hunting purposes. However, I also think that the right to own a gun needs to come with rules that should be followed. I think that people have to be already licensed. To own a gun they have to take many classes and lessons, take a test and they have to renew their licenses every two years. If people follow the rules, all people will be safe and there won’t be any deaths. According to a recent poll, more than 50% of United State citizens own a firearm.

If a robber comes into your your house you could use a gun to protect yourself.  If  the burglar comes into your home and he/she tries to hurt you, you can kill or scare him with your gun. If the robber stole your valuable belongings, if you have a gun you would be able to protect your belongings. But if you didn’t have a gun your belongings would obviously be stolen. In fact ,some of my family members (my grandparents) were robbed. If they had a gun nothing of theirs would have been stolen.

The second  amendment of the United States Constitution states that  ‘’You have the right to keep and bear arms.’’Our founding fathers say that we should have the right to own a gun and I agree. Can you name any amendments from the first to tenth amendment that were changed? I can’t because there aren’t any.The first ten amendments are the ones that our founding fathers wanted us to keep forever.They did lead the way to a free and amazing country and only had a few rules they wanted us to keep and one of them was to keep the first ten amendments. So I think we should follow them. Another amendment says if the government ever turned against you, you could use a gun to protect yourself. So if that right was taken away we would now have two amendments that our founding fathers wanted us to keep but we didn’t. Our current president Barack Obama would like to change the law and say that you can’t own a gun and many people disagree with him.

If you like to hunt, you can’t hunt without a gun. Hunting has been an important part of survival for many Americans. and without guns, all the animals that we hunt wouldn’t be hunted. Every year there is a hunting season in the spring so that the deer don’t get overpopulated. If hunters didn’t go hunting,  the deers would get over populated and starve. Also, there are many books that I have read that include hunters as the main character. And the storyline is about their daily lives and how they survive on animals they killed through hunting.

The benefits of owning a gun are protection from burglars, being able to hunt and it is a tradition that has gone back hundreds of years. Poor families who can’t afford to buy good meat and can only buy organic meat, because they can hunt with a gun they can have fresh meat  that is healthy to eat. Many people just enjoy shooting a gun on a range.  It can also save your life. Without guns other countries could do a surprise attack and we would have nothing to protect ourselves with. According to Dr. Marshall St. John of Ammoland “Armed Americans prevent two million crimes a year with their gun”. So I think we should be able to have the right to bear arms. It is a basic right that everyone deserves and needs, and I hope you all agree with me.

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Posted November 17, 2013 by zachary5678 in category Student Posts

6 thoughts on “Straight Shooter

  1. Connor

    I think you are right about how people should have gun. If I had one I can use it to protect myself not to play around with it but I think you are right.

  2. hadara

    Dear Zachary,
    Your post was so good. It had a lot of information. I didn’t know that you had to have a license to own a gun or go to school earthier. I loved your post!

  3. mikeyholter

    I agree because some people need to hunt for meat like steak, chicken and more. I also agree that people should protect themselves from killers.

  4. floloo1017

    Hi Zachary,

    Yes, you want to have rules to have the right to own a gun. What if people don’t want to have rules if they have to own a gun? You really don’t need a gun to hunt anymore we have supermarkets. I know all the reasons but I’m sorry I’m still not convinced that owning a gun is a good thing.

  5. Connor L

    I think citizens should be able to own guns. You need to protect yourself and you family. You should have a license and be monitored though. I don’t want random people walking around doing random acts of vilonce.
    Connor L.

  6. sidabot9

    Dear Zach, I think this is a good post. People should have guns so we can protect ourselves and do not get hurt from robbers that are trying to hurt us. From, Ryder


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