Read letters from Taejah Goode, Grant Fritz, Hinna Zeejah and Julia Stokes to Barack Obama on gun control.
Flanked by school children, U.S. President Barack Obama signs executive orders to control gun violence in the South Court Auditorium on January 16, 2013 in Washington, DC. The president also called on congress to pass legislation to curb gun violence, one month after a school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut that killed 20 students and six adults. The children L-R: Hinna Zeejah, Taejah Goode, Julia Stokes and Grant Fritz. UPI/Pat Benic
President Barack Obama invited four children -- Taejah Goode, 10, Grant Fritz, 8, Julia Stokes, 11, and Hinna Zeejah, 8 -- to Wednesday's announcement on the administration's gun law changes. The president said he received many letters from children following December's massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., and that those four children were "representative" of the "smart young people" who had asked him to do something about gun violence.
Here's three of their letters (via Buzzfeed/White House Facebook):
From Taejah Goode, 10, of Georgia:
From Grant Fritz, 8, of Maryland:
From Julia Stokes, 11, of Washington, D.C."
From Hinna Zeejah, 8: