National Rifle Association of America
11250 Waples Mill Road Fairfax, VA 22030
Dear Board Member,
My name is Andy Struttmann I am currently a junior in high school. I am writing to you to voice my concern about the recent tragic events involving gun violence. First off I want to voice that I am an avid gun user and value my rights as every American citizen should, but I ask when should the line be drawn for what guns should be available and who should be able to purchase and use them. Even though the number of murders per year has been annually decreasing I still believe that some new gun laws need to be put into place. That would include more detailed background checks for people who want to purchase and use weapons. Also it should be illegal for a college student to be allowed to carry a firearm on campus even if it is conceal and carry. Letting guns be on campus is just an all around bad idea. There have been tragic events in the past involving students and firearms on college campuses and I personally would not like to see another shooting at a campus just because a student was allowed to keep a firearm with them. It says in the article written by Darby Dickerson in 2011 that “students should not be allowed to carry guns on college campuses” after reading the article I fully agree with Mr. Dickerson. I also read the CNN article called “How the NRA wields its influence” the article stated that there will be absolutely no new gun laws, which in my mind should not be the case. Maybe if there were more gun laws and better background checks many of the tragedies that have happened in the recent past including the horrific tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School late last year would not have happened. I am not saying that new laws will completely erase gun violence from our great country, but maybe it will help. I know that new laws will not stop “crazy individuals” from buying firearms somehow I just think it should be much harder to obtain them. Like I...
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