LI third-grader joins Obama at news conference

Hinna Zeejah, 8, joined President Barack Obama as he revealed his proposals to curb gun control. (1/17/13)

OCEANSIDE - A third-grader from Oceanside stepped into the national spotlight when she joined President Barack Obama as he announced his plan to curb gun violence.

Hinna Zeejah, a student at School #8, was one of four children invited to Washington, D.C. after she wrote a letter asking Obama to strengthen gun control laws.

The 8-year-old was moved to write to Obama after watching news on the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

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"I think if there were no guns on the street, then no one could get hurt," Hinna wrote in her letter. "Bullets don't have eyes."

To hear Hinna Zeejah read her letter to the President, click on News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612.

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