I watched the clip of you speaking at CPAC 2018 and I would like respond to your comments.
First of all, I wanted to confirm the full text of the 2nd amendment. It is as follows:
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
While the amendment does not state that everyday citizens are barred from owning firearms, it does state that the right to keep and bear arms is necessary for an army to protect the lives and freedoms of the civilian population.
Please also keep in mind that the firearms that are available today are far more powerful that the firearms that were available in the late 18th century.
There are millions of Americans, myself included who do not want to take away your right to own a gun or any other rights listed in the Constitution. We are only asking for common sense gun laws that respect the rights of law-abiding gun owning citizens who are of sound mind, while preventing mass shooting like the one that happened in Parkland, Florida last week.
Why sir, must we again grieve the loss of 17 innocent people, most who were children because of a shooter who was able to legally purchase a weapon of war, and who has a history of mental illness?
While it has been proven that the shooter was not of sound mind, and that local authorities did not do their jobs as they should have, the fact still remains that a gun is responsible for taking the lives of 17 people.
Mass shootings have happened far too often in this country. We need you and your organization to step up and work with our government to prevent future events of a similar nature.
If this does not happen, I fear for the future of our country and our children.
A Concerned Citizen