Dear Legislators: We the people of the United States demand that you uphold our 2nd amendment right to bear arms. This is not a question of "do we really need" certain types of weapons, it is a question of our rights to own weapons. We do not believe in punishing the innocent for the actions of a few. We believe in order to have a lawful and intelligent conversation about crime we must first address the justice system that so readily releases criminals back in to society that re-offend with "illegal guns". We need to address the "sick/evil" perpetrator and hold the individuals accountable for their own chosen actions with stiffer penalties which are upheld. Responsible gun owners are just that "responsible" so why should we be dictated to about what guns we can own. Our forefathers had the presence of mind to understand that our right to bear arms was a necessary right, with the understanding that technology would advance and not limiting us to "muzzleloaders" otherwise they would have specified our ownership to particular guns. Just as we today can project and understand that things will advance we believe they too possessed this understanding. We the people will not have our 2nd amendment right infringed upon.