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George Washington Thomas Jefferson Samuel Adams first Chief Justice John Jay-names synonymous with the spirit of our country founding fathers of the United States of America Over 200 years ago they shook off the chains of oppression from Great Britain by divine call They instituted the first democratic form of government in nearly a thousand years with liberty and justice for all Recognizing the need to safeguard the fundamental rights of the individual against usurpation by the federal government and prohibiting interference with existing freedoms they wrote the Bill of Rights Now 200 years later the worth of the Second Amendment the right to keep and bear arms has come into question Indeed the Second Amendment is on the edge of a great abyss Opposition to Second Amendment claim that too many crimes are perpetrated by people with guns that too many deaths have been incurred during shootings They cite schoolyard shootings as evidence of the need to repeal the Second Amendment They say that the Second Amendment is archaic and no longer applies to society today Theyre wrong The right to keep and bear arms is an integral thread in the tapestry of American liberties-if we pull on that thread the tapestry that is freedom will come undone According to the Department of Justice more than 35000 people are killed each year as a result of being shot One person is shot and killed every 2 hours in the United Statesa blood-chilling statistic However contrary to the opinion expressed by anti-gun proponents legislation restricting the fundamental right of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms is not the answer In fact it is unconstitutional and therefore illegal But how to respond to that anti-gun sentiment that banning guns would save lives and if even one life is saved then the Second Amendment needs to go the way of the dinosaurThe National Rifle Association of America has responded Their studies suggest that in fact
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