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|Comments from Chelsea and
My mother, sister and I struggled to get some comfort back in our lives. We sold our house and moved to Charlotte, NC, trying to start new memories and leave the horrible ones behind.
I don't have a dad anymore--only memories of what I wish could happen again. I wish my dad could be my baseball coach. I wish we could play Super Mario again. I wish I could hear him play his guitar again and I wish we could all go on beach trips again.
I know those wishes won't come true. I hope in the future, other kids will never have to go through what my little sister and I have felt. I hope that laws are so tough on criminals that they wouldn't dare think about killing anyone. I hope that legislators remember victims and survivors and continue to improve laws to make victims rights better. But mostly, I hope all people will live together and never kill or hurt one another.
The high school kids that were killed in Littleton last week were just a few years older than I am. It's scary to think that kids are killing kids. I hope that legislators look really close at this incident and make changes now so that my sister and I and all kids can go to school without fear of being shot by another kid at school.
A 17-year-old guy killed my dad. I hope all lawmakers get tough on crime. Please let's all work together to make this world safe for all of us!
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