When President Obama announced his plan to reduce gun violence Wednesday, he was joined by children from around the country who wrote him letters after the Sandy Hook tragedy expressing their concerns about gun violence and school safety.
One of those children was Hinna Zeejah, a third-grader from Oceanside, Long Island.
According to Newsday, when Zeejah asked her parents “why we have guns” they told her to ask the president.
“I just wanted to tell you that I feel really sad. Also I feel terrible for the parents who lost their children,” the eight-year-old wrote in her letter. “Mr. President, can we do something which will STOP all these terrible problems?”
In this video posted by the White House, third grader Hinna Zeejah reads the letter she wrote to President Obama.
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