Second Amendment remains as safeguard
I am a sophomore at Riverwood International Charter High School in Sandy Springs. Every time someone gets shot, it seems the news is all about “gun control.” I do not believe we need greater gun control. I do think people’s backgrounds should be thoroughly checked and a waiting period required before buying a gun. People who have a violent criminal past or who are mentally ill should not be allowed to buy a weapon.
What I’ve noticed is that most, if not all, shootings are done by people who did not legitimately own their guns. Crooks will have guns no matter what. It is important to know how to use a gun and when you should use one. Our Constitution guarantees each citizen the right to bear arms. The Second Amendment was included to protect citizens from abusive governments. It is still an important safeguard. KEEGAN TRACY BURKE, SANDY SPRINGS