Dear Future President,
First of all congratulations on being the 45 president of the United States. I know you must be very tough transition for you and you must be very busy. I know there are also plenty of other issues that you have to with but I wanna inform you about a very important one that is really affecting the citizens of the […] View
I agree with your claim on gun control. Guns are a basic right of all Americans, but considering the recent mass shootings, there is a change that needs to be made. I personally believe that citizens have a right to bear arms, but the process of acquiring guns needs to be more secure. Do you agree that guns should be allowed to the public? I like how you also say that assault rifles should now be accessible to the public, there is no need for those in society, and it won’t “protect” you from anything. It will moreso cause more trouble.
I agree that this is a really sad issue; we should have stronger and more tightly-regulated background checks for people looking to obtain firearms. I hope this issue gets addressed in the coming years.
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We merged several earlier blogging projects. We have found that there are many advantages to bringing students together in one site that lives beyond any particular class. It’s easier for individual students to read and write about their own passions, to connect with other students, comment on each other’s work, and create multimedia posts for each other. Further, it’s been exciting for us to pool our knowledge about curriculum, connected learning, and digital literacies.
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