If we have learned anything from the past and the way tyrannical governments work, the first step has always been to disarm the people. That is the first thing the British sought to do during the American Revolution. We saw that same process in Cuba, Nazi Germany, and China. American cities with strict gun control laws have higher crime and murder rates. If we want to remain free and safe, the American people need to be able to protect themselves. The only thing gun control laws do is take guns away from law abiding citizens. Criminals do not follow the law and will obtain guns to commit crimes. I support our right to keep and bear arms. We need the criminals to fear the well armed law-abiding citizens to deter them from committing crimes. The 2nd Amendment to our Constitution states, "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."