Do you feel as though the 2nd amendment should be changed or should it stay as it is? The best answer is that the 2nd amendment should be changed. It could prevent shootings from happening in community and the United States. The 2nd amendment should be changed to were the police and the military can allow having access to guns. Other than those two groups of people, I feel as though no other citizen should be allowed to have access to a gun.
The 2nd amendment was adopted in 1791 and it states “Right for people to keep and bear arms.” This amendment was made over 200 years ago and the weapons that were used back than have dramatically changed. In my opinion, the police and military can be allowed to have guns/weapons of any sort. If they were only allowed to have them than the United States would be a safer place to live. The military and the police are trained to protect us; they are not trained to harm us. Even though the above mentioned can be allowed to have access to a gun, they are only allowed to use them in emergences.
People are the reason why guns are so deadly. These guns are being used in the wrong ways because people are not being careful of the use of a gun. For example, the shooting that had happen in a Colorado movie theater. The mass murder was James Eagan who was only 24 years old. Whatever he was going through he had let his emotions get the best of him and killed 12 people and injured 58 with two hand guns, one rifle and one shot gun . Those 12 people are now dead because of a careless man who was able to have access to a gun because of what the 2nd amendment says. Another example of why keeping the 2nd amendment the same is a bad idea is the mass shooting that happened in Newtown,Conn which had taken place on December 14,2012 at Sandy Hook elementary school. Adam Lanza who was 20 years old entered the elementary school and shot and killed 26 people, including 20 students and 6 teachers, then killed himself. The guns were legally purchased by Lanza’s mother according to www.washingtonpost.com
. Those 26 people are now died because of a careless person who could have access to gun because they 2nd amendment says that he could have the rights to bear arms. Those 20 children woke up on December 14 and were excited to go to school but they lives were shortly cut by a gun.
Furthermore, these reasons and examples of mass shooting are why the 2nd amendment should be changed to only were the police and the military are allowed to have access to gun including any weapons. Every American citizen does not need a gun! What if a careless person came to your school or a movie theater that you were at and started shooting? How would you react? What changes would you want to see to the 2nd amendment?