Few things cause more political fighting and fallout than a mass shooting and its subsequent aftermath and cries for gun control.With the horrific news of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting last December, politicians have been taking a closer look at guns and how to increase public safety. President Barack Obama proposed a new gun ban on Jan. 16 which includes various issues such as a limited number of bullets in a magazine, a ban on assault rifles, and stipulations on who can have these guns. Many are confused about what exactly the Second Amendment includes. There is a common misconception that this law protects the right of hunting and recreational gun use. However, the Second Amendment really protects our right to have guns to defend ourselves. By limiting what guns we have, politicians are in danger of restricting our rights as clearly stated in the Bill of Rights.