It always surprises me to hear people attack the second amendment. It is the right of every American to own and use firearms. This right is so critical that our Founding Fathers clearly defined it in absolute terms. If we lose or curtail that amendment, which one will be next? Thomas Jefferson said that when government fears the people, there is liberty, but when the people fear the government, there is tyranny. This is really the idea behind our right to bear arms. Some argue we are safer by eliminating guns, but study upon study shows otherwise. I own guns and I do not mind the instant background checks and other safety measures. But, I will not support attempts to eliminate this fundamental right as a citizen under the guise of safety.