I own guns, I want to keep my guns and I believe the 2nd amendment provides a personal right to own personal firearms. I also believe we need common sense measures to keep innocent people from being killed with guns. Like all constitutional rights, the right to own guns is not unlimited and one person’s gun rights can be reasonably restricted to protect another person’s rights to life and liberty, just like one person’s free speech rights can be restricted by laws that make fraud illegal to protect other people’s rights. I am therefore in favor of “background checks everywhere” that include mechanisms to check for mental illness in addition to a criminal record. I am also in favor an assault rifle ban. AR-15s are fun to shoot – I know, I’ve shot one – but no one needs one in their home, and no one needs to carry one to the store or down the street.