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In letters, children ask Obama to change gun laws

3 years 8 months 1 week ago January 16, 2013 Jan 16, 2013 Wednesday, January 16 2013 January 16, 2013 7:02 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON - The White House says President Barack Obama will be joined by children who sent letters expressing concern about gun crimes when he announces proposals today to reduce gun violence.

The White House shared three of the letters with The Associated Press.

Three days after 26 students and teachers were killed by a gunman at their Connecticut elementary school, an 8-year-old from Maryland asked Obama for "some changes in the laws with guns."

The boy named Grant wrote, "It's a free country but I recommend there needs (to) be a limit with guns."

Eleven-year-old Julia from the District of Columbia asked Obama "to try very hard to make guns not allowed. Not just for me, but for the whole United States."

The latest poll of American attitudes about gun control seem to favor change.

The Associated Press-GfK poll suggests that nearly six in 10 Americans want stricter gun laws following the Connecticut school shootings.

A huge majority favors closing the gun show loophole on background checks.

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