Dear Future President:
My name is Caleb, and I am from Albuquerque, NM. I am 15 years old. I am concerned about increased gun control, such as more increases in paperwork or even time before you get the gun because all the time that goes into buying a gun is already excessive. Hypothetically, if this happened, more people would just buy guns from the black market, and then there wouldn’t be as much tax money made off guns and if they even went to the point of making guns illegal the only people that would have guns are would just be the people who don’t obey the laws anyway.
The last 2 out of 3 guns we have bought we have had to wait several days before we could take it home. This is a pain already, and if we add more of this it will be more frustrating to buy guns, also people are going to stop buying guns from stores, and they will just buy them from places that don’t require back ground checks. A Nov. 26, 2013 study found that, between 1980 and 2009, "assault weapons bans did not significantly affect murder rates at the state level" and "states with restrictions on the carrying of concealed weapons had higher gun-related murders according to procon.org. Of 62 mass shootings in the United States between 1982 and 2012, 49 of the shooters used legally obtained guns according to procon.org. So, I think that the gun laws should either stay where they are at or even reduced because these facts show that restricting guns only takes guns away from people that fallow the law anyways then just the criminals will have guns.
Thank you for taking the time to read this, and I hope you take into consideration what you read and don’t try to make a bunch of gun control laws. Congratulations on becoming the president, and I look forward to see what you can do for the US.
Sincerely, Caleb, R.