Kyrie L. Washington

Gun Violence

My letter is about how bad gun violence has gotten in the United States and why it should stop happening.

Dear Madam or Mr. President,

We, the people of the United States have a big problem concerning gun violence. Gun violence has become a natural part of living lately. This problem has probably come your attention before, and you heard about it from others many times. I’m writing this letter to you now so you can understand where I’m coming form. I feel it’s a problem that is relevant. Many people talk about shootings all the time like it’s nothing new, and it isn't; that’s because so many people have been getting shot by others and no action has been taken to fix this issue. I don’t know about you but I’m sick and tired of hearing the same thing on the news all the time. I want you to know that, whoever you may be, that you will focus on the problems that need to be addressed so we all can feel safe again.

Many people have been waiting for this problem to be addressed. Even though there are some people out there that have their own ideas and views about gun control, believe it or not there is a problem. Over 17,000 (17,360) American children and teens are shot in murders, assaults, suicides and suicide attempts, unintentional shootings, or by police intervention. This is a huge amount of people that have felt what being shot by a gun feels. This is a problem for people because they are in danger. Innocent people everywhere can end up being hurt by a person with a gun just because they were in the wrong place. According to the Washington Post, guns are killing as many people as cars currently within the United States. With all this violence that has been happen I know there is more to come, and I know that you have the power to help with our problem.

Gun Violence has become natural part of living lately, and it sickens me. We, the people of the U.S.A. want to live in a country without having to hear death on the news because of guns everyday. And I know you can fix that, so why don’t you? I’ve written this letter to you so you know how we as a country feel. We are pissed that this is around our schools and families and we want it to stop. So please, help rid our country of violence we see everyday.



Foster High School

Nohl's 5th period Civics

5th period class

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