Americans Love Relationship with Guns

My name is Daniel. I was an English teacher in Seoul, South Korea, and am now a writer who has
published three books including South Korea: Our Story by Daniel Nardini.
                      My friend officer John has been both a police officer and state prison guard for
20 to 25 years. In both these jobs, he is required to carry a gun. But even if he was not required to
carry a gun, he loves guns and has guns stored in his home. By the U.S. Constitution, the Second
Amendment, private U.S. citizens are allowed to purchase and own guns. The U.S. Supreme Court
has affirmed this right, and so where I live an estimated 80 percent of everyone in the town I live in
owns a guns, or two, or four……….it is considered a “birthright” among Americans where I live, and
if they feel that the government or anyone ever comes to take away their guns then they will fight to
the death. From my experience as a journalist, the U.S. government does not bother with anyone just
owning a gun. Many of the people where I live have rifles for hunting, protecting their homes (which
they never use because nobody robs them), and for when they go to a special park for target
practice. My own father used to own a few guns, and he always kept them close to his bed during
the night. It amazes me how many people feel afraid without their guns, and they teach their chiidren
how to use guns when they get old enough to learn. In my particular case, I personally never liked
guns, and I refused to learn how to use one from my father. Even though I have been in some
dangerous jobs, I refused to carry a gun and I never felt that it has ever been necessary to own
or use one. Even though I can buy a gun here, I would rather buy books or gold or silver coins.