Letter to the Editor

Gun control is important

Sixth-grade Shell Beach Elementary SchoolJune 2, 2013 

I believe that America should have better gun control. We should do background checks on anyone trying to buy firearms or ammunition. If you have been convicted of any crimes involving illegal drug use or violence, you should not be allowed to possess a firearm.

There were many shootings in 2012 that could have been prevented if we were doing better background checks. It is extremely difficult for anyone to control who possesses guns. If there are fewer guns in circulation, then it would be easier to control guns.

We should also be running background checks on anyone trying to buy ammunition. Ammunition is just as important to control as guns. It would also be easier to control which people possess ammunition.

If America ran background checks, then shootings could be prevented, and it would be so much easier to regulate who gets guns and ammunition and who doesn’t.

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