“If We had Guns that Shot Chocolate, Not Only Would Our Country be Safer, It Would be Happier”

JOE BIDENSource of Photo: http://tinyurl.com/ctjh8oz

After the 14 December 2012 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, in which 20 children and six adults were murdered, a seven-year-old second-grader named Myles (no last name released) had an idea about how to prevent further gun fatalities, and he wrote Vice President Joe Biden about his idea. After a few months, he received in May 2013 a handwritten reply on vice presidential stationery from Mr. Biden, who wrote, “Dear Myles, I’m sorry it took me so very long to respond to your letter. I really like your idea. If we had guns that shot chocolate, not only would our country be safer, it would be happier. People love chocolate. You are a good boy, Joe Biden.” The letter was sent to Downtown Montessori Academy in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, because Myles did not write his last name and did use the school’s address. Virginia Flynn, the head of the school, said, “Everybody was impressed. You should have seen everybody. Their faces were just wide-eyed. The fact that it was handwritten made it really special.”

For Further Information: M.L. Johnson, “7-year-old boy gets handwritten letter from Biden.” Associated Press. Green Bay Press Gazette (Wisconsin). 13 May 2013


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