I.L Louisiana

Gun Control/Violence

This is a letter to the future president on my opinions on the issue of guns in our country.

Dear Next President,

First of all, I would like to congratulate you on becoming our 45th president! It is with great honor that I am writing you this letter to address the issue of gun control and violence in our country. Although I am not able to vote yet, I will be able to vote in the next presidential election. With that being said, I believe voicing my opinions on the issues in our country relating to gun control and violence is very important.

The issue of gun violence has become a very large issue in our country. I am sure you have heard of it before: via the news, social media, et cetera. In the United States of America, our gun regulations are much more lenient and have many loose ends. These loopholes make it easier for U.S. citizens to access guns in negative ways. According to a video produced by Vox, in the United States it is very easy to get access to guns. In most of the other countries mentioned in this video; safety training, a license, a reason for the purchase of the gun is required before getting access to the gun. This prevents a lot of gun violence in other countries. On the other hand, the only thing the United States has regarding guns is the right to bear arms. I firmly believe that our country would show a noticeable decrease in gun violence if you helped to create restrictions on gun control.

I understand that changing the rules on gun control is very difficult and does not satisfy everyone, but I believe that the amount of harm guns are doing to our country is something we can work together to change. One of the biggest problems are background checks. In the article, “The Loose Laws and Loopholes of Federal Gun Regulations”, it says, “Under the law, all licensed gun dealers throughout the country must conduct instant background checks (using a state or FBI database) on potential buyers. But federal law does not require those checks at gun shows and other private sales – including guns bought online- where as many as 40 percent of gun purchases reportedly occur. For these types of sales, it’s often no questions asked.” In other words, our country isn’t requiring background checks when people are buying guns. It is one of the main problems that our country could fix if we added more laws on gun control.

I am glad to say that the violent crime in America has gone down because of the ban on assault weapons, but guns were not apart of that ban. Although things are improving slowly, there is still so much to be done. According to the “Guns in America” article, banning more weapons is limiting the amount of gun violence. So, if our country comes together to ban more weapons,including guns, the amount of gun violence will decrease even more.

As a result, I believe guns are causing so much unnecessary violence in our country. This violence is leading to even more issues in our country. The people of our country should come together to help resolve this problem. The issue is not going to solve itself, and putting more restrictions on guns in America would improve our country and decrease the amount of violence significantly. Thank you so much for your time and I hope you will take what I had to say into consideration.