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Joe Biden compliments boy on chocolate bullet idea

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Joe Biden compliments a boy on his chocolate bullet idea. (Jenny Aicher/AP)

Joe Biden compliments a boy on his chocolate bullet idea. (Jenny Aicher/AP)

Vice President Joe Biden wrote back to a 7-year-old Wisconsin boy to thank him for his idea on how to make the country a safer place. The boy's plan: chocolate bullets.

The second-grader wrote Biden suggesting that if guns fired chocolate bullets, no one would get hurt. Presumably because nobody would want to fire their weapons because (just about) everybody loves chocolate. Or maybe chocolate bullets would move really slowly? We're a little hazy on the specifics, but no matter. What counts is that Biden likes the plan.

So much so that the vice president sent the boy a handwritten response:

Dear Myles,

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.

You are a good boy,

Joe Biden

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