Dear Future President of the United States,
I am London Yartz and I am a freshman in high school at Marysville Charter Academy for the Arts. I believe gun violence is an issue that needs to be controlled. Every day three hundred six people are injured by guns in the United States. I am not asking to get rid of guns completely, but to make gun laws more restrictive and thorough.
This week my school was put on lockdown twice. The first lockdown of the week was on September 13, 2016. The lockdown was put in place because there was a suspicious individual who was armed near the school. The second lockdown was on September 15, 2016. This time we were on lockdown because two teenagers, one of which was armed were close to my school. This was after they had kidnapped a man from his home. Nobody was injured but there’s a possibility it could’ve been prevented.
Many cases of gun violence could be prevented by increasing the extent of gun laws. On average seventy-eight thousand eight hundred fifteen people are injured by guns. I believe that’s seventy-eight thousand eight hundred fifteen people too many. If the U.S. were to get rid of guns completely, it would be like getting rid of cars. As long as there are safety measures put in place, I think it could help.
I don't believe there are any direct causes, but gun laws are a factor. If gun laws were more restrictive, many cases of gun violence could be prevented. I believe gun laws should be more prohibitory, and background checks more thorough.