Gun control

Dear Future President,

I would like to address a topic that is talked and debated about between citizens; gun control is a major issue in the United States of America. Guns cause people to die every day from their violence. This is a problem. People are using guns for evil, not good. This problem needs to be solved because guns are used for school shootings. If guns are gone, those tragic shootings will be gone as well. Parents have guns in their homes, affecting the kids lives by making it seem it is okay to shoot guns at people. It certainly is not!

Normal citizens may not be able to do anything about this, but you can. Please, Future President, make guns illegal by enrolling the law to the Senate and the House, and passing a law that will have stronger background checks with valid licenses. Guns cause so much death and terrorism in the USA. According to ProCon.org, “There were 464,033 total gun deaths between 1999 and 2013: 270,237 suicides (58.2% of total deaths); 174,773 homicides (37.7%); and 9,983 unintentional deaths (2.2%). [4] Guns were the leading cause of death by homicide (66.6% of all homicides) and by suicide (52.2% of all suicides).” More than half of Americans believe that guns should have major restrictions. According to ontheissues.org, “57% of Americans say that there should be major restrictions or a ban.” I certainly agree that this should happen, guns have brought nothing but violence and terror to the USA.

Imagine the terror of sitting in school, and all of a sudden, you hear a bang and some screams. The gunman is standing there and he shoots one of your classmates, it was the worst day of your life. One of my worst fears is that I or my classmates will be shot, and it will be horrible. “Just 3 percent of American adults own the vast majority of guns nationwide,” says usnews.com. This means that more people do not have guns than the people that do have guns. So, if guns were illegalized, only 3% of American citizens would be mad. Someone has to do something about guns in the USA, no better than the President in the United States.


Ryan, Ohio