Study proves Second Amendment is for everyone

Study proves Second Amendment is for everyone

In response to Lee Santa’s letter (June 17, 2021) entitled "The Second Amendment is a racist document," I did a little research and learned from a 2017 study that 30% of Americans do own guns, and 36% percent of the rest could see themselves owning one. The same study shows that 24% of African Americans are proud owners of firearms. The five main reasons for ownership are protection, hunting, sport shooting, collecting, and use on the job. As of April of this year, gun ownership among African Americans is up 58.2% according to the Guardian, US Edition. Apparently the Second Amendment is for everyone. There is a process by which this nation can limit or broaden the Second Amendment, but to resort to someone’s narrow study as a cause for inclusion in the Bill of Rights should not be part of the debate. STEVE HATCHER Clark Fork

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