Leading up the inauguration, The California Report magazine is airing letters from California teenagers to the incoming president. They’re some of the more than 12,000 letters collected as part of a collaboration between KQED and the National Writing Project. You can search all the letters by topic here.
Our final letter comes from Raquel, a senior at Camino Nuevo Charter Academy in Los Angeles.
Dear Future President,
Guns are a big problem in my community. When I go home it seems like there are guns everywhere. I go to the store and around the corner, there's a man or a woman selling illegal guns.