I am a Boy Scout with Decatur Troop 121, and I am currently working on my communications merit badge.
One of the requirements of this is to email a local newspaper with my opinion on a certain subject. I will be writing about gun rights.
I believe that a law-abiding person should always be able to own guns to defend themselves or their families. A person needs a defense against a criminal or robber.
If law-abiding citizens were no longer in ownership of a firearm, a criminal could rob or kill them, and they could do nothing about it. Criminals, of course, would not follow the laws, and they could have a gun.
I believe that a citizen who pays taxes, respects laws and has no history of criminal activity should have the right to own a firearm. I am grateful to live in a country where citizens are protected by the Second Amendment.