Kavi M. Massachusetts

Gun control

Guns have harmed many children in the U.S. from and something needs to be done.

Dear Next President:

Thousands of people have died due to gun violence and many more injured every year, yet nothing has been done to fix this problem. Something needs to change or this trend of gun violence will continue. As President of the United States of America, you're the perfect person to fix this everlasting problem.

First, I would like to state that guns causes a lot of terrorism in the U.S., like school shootings. Therefore if you control who has guns in America, then you can reduce the amount of gun violence in the United States of America. According to the article “Gun Ownership with Stricter Controls Could Reduce Gun Violence” by Jeffrey Goldberg, It says that “Background checks, which are conducted by licensed gun shops, have stopped almost 1 million people from buying guns at these stores since 1998”. If the next president does effective actions like enforcing background checks, guns owned by civilians can be reduced to the minimum. Therefore most of the guns in the United States will be owned by trusted individuals, eventually leading to a reduction in terrorism. Also if other countries start to enforce the same rules and regulations as us. Terrorism can potentially be reduced so much, that terrorism wouldn’t so much of a problem.

Stopping general terrorism is great and all, but what we should put effort to protect the children at school. At schools, children are vulnerable to people getting into the schools and injuring or even killing several children and teachers. In the article “Police in schools make students safer” says “But is it so crazy to have a police presence in every public school?”. Yes, this idea is instain and it will not work and cost way too much. The idea of putting police in schools is a good idea. The thing that is wrong with this is putting police in schools, which means inside of the physical building. What we should do instead is to put police outside of the schools to prevent the potential murderer from putting the children in harm's way. This is a much more reasonable idea because it prevents unauthorized people inside the school and overall protects America's future leaders. Also in places with higher crime rates, there should be more police present, so the children have one less thing to worry about.

To sum it all up, you should do something like enforce deeper background checks, so the people who will abuse the privileges and reponsokbiltys will not own a gun. Also you should put police outside of schools so the potential murderer does not harm the children.

Thank you for your time and I greatly appreciate that you took the time out of you very busy schedule to read this suggestion, and I hope you will take my opinion and use it to fix the problem at hand.


Kavi M.

Glenbrook Middle School

Grade 7 English Language Arts

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