The 2nd Amendment protects the right to own a firearm in the United States. But all rights come with responsibilities. Our laws should help ensure that people are exercising their right to bear arms in a responsible way. Hunting, recreation, and home and self protection are all legitimate reasons for owning a gun.
Laws and policies that allow gun usage and ownership to fall outside of legitimate categories must be addressed. These laws do not help citizens exercise this right responsibly, and put the wider community in danger as a result. Comprehensive background checks and a ban on assault rifles are two commonsense policy initiatives that MCC supports.