As a gun owner and NRA member, I am a staunch supporter of our Second Amendments rights. I believe that having the right to defend oneself is a necessity, and that curbing this right will not result in a safer society. As a result, I do not believe that depriving law abiding citizens of their Second Amendment rights is at all a solution to reducing the number of mass shootings. Instead, I believe we should be embracing our right to defend ourselves and our families. After all, if we use guns to protect heads of state and celebrities, surely our children are worthy of the same level of protection.