Horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementaryhas drawn significant attention to gun control around the nation, with politicians thinking over weapons ban, and stricter checks and balances when it comes to obtaining a weapon. But perhaps no one’s plea has been as affecting as of a 10-year-old, Natalie Barden.
Natalie is the sister of 7-year-old Sandy Hook victim Daniel Barden and is a member of the school newspaper. She wrote a letter to President Obama in which her considerate belief that guns do not belong to most of the civilians is absolutely clear.
CNN’s reporter Anderson Cooperspoke with a friend of Barden Family, Lillian Bittman, who handed over Natalie’s letter to Cooper and he read it on air.
The letter reads: “My name is Natalie Barden and I wanted to tell the president that only police officers and the military should get guns. If people want to do it as a sport than they could go to a shooting range and the guns would not be able to leave there.”
Natalie, was supposed to give the letter to the President Obama by herself while he was in Newtown consoling the mournful families, but became too intimidated to hand it over to him.
Daniel’s funeral was held on Wednesday morning and was attended by more than 100 firefighterswho came as far as from New York, to give tribute to the boy who dreamt of becoming a firefighter on growing up but his future was cut short by Adam Lanza’s bullet in Fridays massacre.
Daniel’s sister has definitely made a fair point in her heart wrenching letter to President Obama. Let’s just hope her heartfelt request has reached the President of the United States!
You may also have a look at Monday morning’s funeral video, in which firefighters are paying tribute to the 7-year-old Daniel Barden.