Obama responds to young boy’s letter to Santa: “I just wanna be safe”
Malik Bryant, and 13 year old boy who lives in a high-crime neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side with his single mom and sisters, wrote a heartbreaking letter for a local annual Letters to Santa program.
“Dear Santa: I would like to ask you sum[thing] but first Imma tell you about me. Im a black African American … My favorite subject is math. I have 2 siblings living with me and Im the only boy on my Moms side of my family. But anyway all I ask for is for safety. I just wanna be safe.”
His letter made it all the way to Obama’s desk:
Here is the response from President Obama:
I want to offer you a few words of encouragement this holiday season.
Each day, I strive to ensure communities like yours are safe places to dream, discover, and grow. Please know your security is a priority for me in everything I do as President. If you dare to be bold and creative, work hard every day, and care for others, I’m confident you can achieve anything you imagine.
I wish you and your family the very best for the coming year, and I will be rooting for you.
Sadly, Obama lied and isn’t doing everything he can to keep communities like Malik’s safe. Chicago has some of the strictest gun control laws in the country and is also one of the most dangerous. Study after study confirms that more gun control leads to more violence.