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WI 2nd grader's "chocolate bullets" idea catches Vice President's attention

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MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- A second grader in Milwaukee caught the attention of Vice President Joe Biden on the issue of gun control. The little boy wrote a letter saying the world would be safer if bullets were made out of chocolate.
 
Myles Nelson is a student at Downtown Montessori. WISN 12 News talked with his teacher Jenny Aicher, who says Miles was having lunch with a reading specialist when he told her he had a good idea.
 
It was a child's view on a contentious subject among adults: gun control. Aicher says, "He thought that guns should shoot chocolate bullets."
 
It made sense in his 8-year-old mind, so Myles was encouraged by his teachers to pass his idea onto the Vice President, WISN reports. Two months later, the student and his classmates got a huge shock: a handwritten reply from Joe Biden himself.
 
It was a big deal for a small school to get a letter from such a high ranking official. Biden wrote at the end of his note, "People love chocolate. You are a good boy, Joe Biden."
 
Aicher tells WISN Myles was excited about the letter and made a photo copy for every child in his class and every staff member at school.
 
Aicher says she hadn't broached the subject with her kids since they're so young and it's such a serious matter. "I want to be respectful to the parents  let them deal with some of those issues," she tells WISN.
 
But there's one part of Biden's letter any child would respond to and something Aicher thinks will stick with Myles for life. "I think the fact that Joe Biden ended with 'You're a good boy,' made the world for him."
 
WISN reports Myles sent a letter to Representative Gwen Moore too and her office also responded.
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