Kimberly T. Tennessee

Gun Control

A letter to the future President involving the idea of gun control. These dangerous weapons affect many communities.

Dear Future President,

As a person, or so others call Teenager, I have witnessed the use of guns in my neighborhood. Knowing that others around me could have a gun at any time, I tend to not go out much with the thought of how threatening my neighborhood can be. In order to change this, I believe that there should be stricter background checks to prevent people, which should not have a gun, from getting their hands on a dangerous weapon that could hurt many people. Even though we have the right to bear arms, society has changed very much since this was created and needed for control in the United States, if there were less guns then there would be less crimes committed and less citizens being injured or even killed by a gun. This should be improved for the safety and health of our society and the next generation. In the article 11 facts about guns it states,”In America, there are approximately 210 million firearms possessed by civilians, and only 897,000 carried by police.” Therefore, with this amount of unsafe weapons being handled in the United States, it becomes difficult for others to raise the next generation where a gun could easily end their life if they accidentally get their hands on one or if someone else is not informed enough to understand how dangerous a gun is. All in all, guns put people in situations in which they are forced to deal with a lost in their family, guns make crimes possible which lead to much more consequences in this society. With this information I hope you can create a safer community as President, with your courageous skills and well planning, our community and even the whole United States can be enhanced into a surpassing society with less violence.

Sincerely, Kimberly Tamayo 

STEM Prep High School

STEM Prep High School: Nashville

The Graduating Class of 2024.

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