Dear Next President,
I am concerned about people with criminal records finding ways to get guns.
Imagine if you had a family member that had a criminal record and you knew they had a gun and they were going to use it in a violent way, you would want them not to have it in the first place. Something that I believe is a problem in the U.S. is that people with criminal records are finding ways to get guns. More than 100,000 people are killed by guns each year. I think that guns should be harder to find. I think that if they have criminal records they shouldn’t be able to buy the gun in the first place. I think that guns should be harder to find so that our population doesn’t go down so low.
68 million people in this country are living with a criminal record. That’s one every four adults. A lot of those people have guns and use them in bad ways. 41 percent of households owned guns in 2000 and in 2015. I think this is crazy. Most of these people have criminal records already too. In philly, 25% of people have guns. A lot of those people have criminal records. Having people with criminal records have guns in the US is unsafe. People are scared for their children to go to school everyday because you never know who is out there.People shouldn’t have to be scared. The people with criminal records shouldn’t have the guns in the first place. Who is selling them these guns? How can we keep guns away from them.This is a personal problem because I am always scared to take the bus home because I never know who is out there.If I knew that these people didn’t have guns, I would feel better and I would feel safer.
Dear Next President, please hear me when I say that this is a problem for all people in the US. People that have criminal records should not have guns. It is unsafe for the US. People should not have to be scared about their children going to school because they don’t know who is out there. Create a law that doesn’t allow people with criminal records to own a gun. Do what you have to do to keep guns away from people with criminal records.