Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Reducing Violence by Jake Tiger Lee

My 10 year plan to reduce violence in our society

By: Jake Tiger Lee

5th grade Age 11

Has anyone noticed violence in our society? Has anyone noticed terrorism? Like 911, the Virginia Tech massacre and all the lost lives? Well, instead of being afraid why not make a change?

We the citizens of the United States of America can make a change. I think we could register all guns and armed weapons. In the bill of rights the second amendment says “A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep bear arms shall not be infringed.” I think we can make an amendment to that so people could not use semi automatics or any weapons to kill people unless in war or for a job.

I think every time you buy a gun or weapon you must sign a pledge to never use it for violence and to never sell it because then the person who bought it could use it for violence. Also, you would need a license to hunt or do anything with a gun. I also think that if anyone has a problem with the government they should use their words not violent acts.

We could really make a change in the world. If everyone works together to the reduction of violence I think it will make a change. That way we could keep more lives and keep our country safe. Also, I don’t think violence will do any good in the world.

Everyone really needs to support the fact we need to register guns so they won’t be used for a bad reason and also so authorities can track it down. We have to show everyone what happens in these horrible acts of terrorism. I don’t think anyone wants to see those acts in the world. If you want to see a change and a reduction to violence “Be the change you want to see” -Ghandi.

In conclusion we should register all guns and sign a pledge for every gun. I don’t think we even need guns for killing unless you are authorized or have a license or have job with guns. That is my 10-year plan to reduce violence to our society.


Anonymous said...

I like your idea.
Especially, when you said

"Be the change you want to see”

Keep going Jake...!

michaela said...

I like the part when you told the constitution

Christian said...

I really liked your ideas Jake, good job. The think I wondered was one of your plans where you have to sign a pledge to use a gun. What if someone signed the pledge but then still used that gun for violance then gave the gun to a relitive that's the only thing I don't get please explane.