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Biden responds personally to chocolate bullets letter

May 14, 2013 at 1:43 PM   |   Comments

MILWAUKEE, May 14 (UPI) -- A 7-year-old Wisconsin boy who suggested bullets be made from chocolate to reduce violence received a personal reply from Vice President Joe Biden.

Teachers at the Downtown Montessori Elementary School in Milwaukee said the second grader, identified only as Myles, took his suggestion to reading specialist Barbara Rankin, who then recommended he share his ideas with Vice President Joe Biden, President Barack Obama and Rep. Gwen Moore, R-Wis., LIN Digital Media reported Tuesday.

"He said if we have chocolate bullets, nobody would get hurt and nobody would be sad," said Rankin.

Teachers said Myles was overjoyed to receive a hand-written reply from the vice president on White House stationery.

"I am sorry it took me so very long to respond to your letter. I really like your idea. If we had guns that shot chocolate, not only would our country be safer, it would be happier. People love chocolate," Biden wrote. "You are a good boy, Joe Biden."

School officials said Myles is very proud of the letter and made copies to show friends and family members.

"Did you know I was going to be famous?" they quoted him as telling the other kids.

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