Tanner North Dakota

Protecting Gun Laws and Coal Mines

This letter talks about issues that involve gun laws and shutting down coal mines.

Dear Next President:

On November 8, 2016, the election is taking place. I have two extremely important things that need to be discussed with the next president.

The first issue that I need to talk about is gun control. The next president should not urge to ban guns in the U.S. I think this is important because we won't be able to hunt, such as my family does, or even defend ourselves in times of need. Some people say that guns harm and kill people, and in a sense, they are right. I say that because the gun is the object firing the high velocity bullet to kill or harm. However, can a gun just get up and shoot somebody? No, it can't. A person is the one taking the gun and harming someone with it. Yes, there can be more strict background checks, but urging for guns to be taken away entirely is irrational. Take this advice and think about it when you get elected.

The second issue that needs to be talked about is the shutting down of coal power plants. The electricity that we get from burning coal is about 33 percent of total U.S. electricity generation in 2015, says the U.S. Energy Information Administration on their article titled “What is the U.S. electricity generation by energy source?” I also think shutting down coal plants would be a bad idea because of all of the jobs that would be lost, especially in the towns of Beulah and Hazen. I may be bias to the topic because my father works there, but many of my friends’ parents and family work there too. So think of what urging to shut down coal mines will do when you get to office.

Now that you've heard my thoughts on the topics of gun control and coal mines, do things right, while thinking about the families and the jobs and the guns involved. Make the right decisions.


Tanner Palaniuk