I’m a sixth-grader at Cascade Middle School. I’ve been hearing a lot about the gun control issue. The news reporters are introducing the anti-gun people as pro-safety people and the others as pro-gun people. I don’t really think that’s fair.

My opinion is that a gun is a tool. In this country, guns are not allowed on school grounds; the man who caused the shooting in Connecticut broke that law, so what stops him from breaking a law not to have gun at all?

And if you take guns away from good people, how will they defend themselves against bad people that will get guns anyway? Police can’t protect us; they show up after the crime is over.

I wish my teachers carried guns. I’d feel a lot safer.

Drake Buckmaster