Amaiya Gary, currently a sixth-grader at Miller Middle School, wrote to President Barrack Obama over the summer. In her letter, she voiced her beliefs about the violence in today’s society.
When asked on her thoughts of violence, Amaiya stated that in her opinion, everyone owning a gun should be required to have a license. She was motivated to speak out by the terror in the local news.
“I wanted to write the president because I see people being killed on the news every day,” she said.
Eager to make a change, 11-year-old Amaiya reached out to the president and on August 12, 2013, she received a letter in response. President Obama gave his support and admiration along with additional autographed photos of both himself and his dog.
Amaiya said his response made her happy and excited that he wanted to help stop violence just as she does.
- Emily Brunner, Bibb County School District Intern