Guns. A lethal weapon once used for self protection, now used for murder. With over 33,636 deaths due to firearms each year, are these guns really being used for self protection? While the 2nd Amendment gives all American citizens the right to bear arms, I believe the 28th Amendment should ban guns.
First, guns are rarely used in self defense. According to procon.org, “Of the 29,618,300 violent crimes committed between 2007 and 2011, 0.79% of victims (235,700) protected themselves with a threat of use or use of a firearm,”. This statistic highlights the fact that in today’s day in age, guns are not being used for protection. In 1787, the new country of America was scared of a strong and overbearing government, so they created the 2nd Amendment to ensure their safety if the government were to become too strong. After all this time, the government has done its job without becoming too powerful. It is clear that guns are not necessary to keep us safe anymore.