Second grader gets handwritten letter from Vice President Biden

Posted on: 1:07 pm, May 14, 2013, by , updated on: 08:02pm, May 14, 2013

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Downtown Montessori Academy second grader Myles Nelson thinks he knows how to stop gun violence.  It is a simple, very innocent plan.  The key ingredient is chocolate.

“I think guns should shoot chocolate bullets out of them,” 7-year-old Nelson said.

Nelson told his teacher his idea over lunch in February.  They decided to take the plan straight to the top.

“We decided we would write to Gwen Moore, Vice President Biden and President Obama,” teacher Barb Rankin said.

To their surprise, they got responses from Congresswoman Moore and the Vice President.

“It was handwritten, we all just got so excited that he had taken the time out of his busy schedule to respond to a 7-year-old,” Rankin said.

The letter arrived at the school Monday.  In it, Vice President Biden thanked Myles for his chocolate bullet idea and said “Not only would our country be safer, it would be happier.”

Myles said he will frame the letters.  He is hopeful President Obama will respond as well.

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