Joe Biden responds to boy’s sweet solution to gun violence

This February, Myles Nelson, 7, came up with a solution to gun violence: use chocolate bullets.

He told his classroom's reading specialist, Barbara Rankin, about his idea one lunch hour. She suggested he write to letters to President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and Wisconsin Congresswoman Gwen Moore, sharing his brilliant idea.

With the help of Rankin, Myles did just that.

"Dear Vice President Biden, I have a great idea to help make our country safer, better and the best," Myles wrote. "I think guns should shoot out chocolate bullets. Then no one will get killed and no one will be sad."

This week, Biden responded with a handwritten letter:

"I am sorry it took me so very long to respond to your letter," Biden wrote in a letter that arrived at Nelson's school, Downtown Montessori Academy in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on Monday. "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."

"Everybody was impressed. You should have seen everybody. Their faces were just wide-eyed," said Virginia Flynn, the head of school. "The fact that it was handwritten made it really special."

"My jaw hit the floor," Myles’s father, Garance Nelson, told TODAY.com. "I think everybody was very surprised that Vice President Biden was kind enough to take time enough out of his busy schedule to write a note to my son. It showed that one little boy's voice was heard by big government, and they gave him a little bit of their time."

Myles offers a simple explanation for his chocolate-bullets idea:

"I don't know I just thought about it," Myles told CBS58. "What do you want me to have? Candycane bullets? That would hurt."

Myles also received a response from Moore, WTMJ reported.

He's still waiting for a response from Obama.

"Well, I was very happy that (Biden) wrote me a letter," Myles said. "But I'm still waiting for Obama to do it."