I would change Amendment 2: 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. I would change this amendment because it is currently used as a reason for gun owners to believe that we don't need any rules for gun ownership. I don't believe having a gun should be a right in our day and age. I think it should be viewed as a privilege like having a drivers license.
When that amendment was made America was a totally different place. We'd fought for freedom against the British and men needed to be armed so they could form militia's and help with the war efforts and the threat of "Native Americans". There were no police or someone you could call when you were in trouble. We still had a lot of wild animals roaming around that we depended on for food, so of course having a gun would've made hunting easier than using a knife. I can see the need for a gun in those times.
It is 2015. We are bombarded with images of people shooting up schools, movie theatres, and other public places. People are killing their loved ones over argument's. The police are shooting men who run away from them. Our country is totally gun crazy and most gun owner's thinking is 'You can take my gun away when you can pry it from my cold dead hands." They fail to realize nobody wants to take your guns away. We just a bit more regulation. There should be safety nets in place. People should be screened for mental illness. I think you should have to have a background check run on you. Most people with mental illnesses have had some type of run in with the police. If you buy a gun you should have to buy a gun safe. So we can stop all of these accidental shooting's of kids in their own homes. Training for gun ownership should be more than a weekend. People need to understand and respect gun's instead of taking it so flippantly.
I grew up down south. I'm a country girl that grew...