(CNN) - While lawmakers in Washington have yet to agree on proposals to reduce gun violence, Myles Nelson, a seven-year-old from Milwaukee, has his own mouth-melting pitch: Turn bullets into chocolate.
"Dear Vice President Biden, I have a great idea," Nelson wrote in a letter that he read aloud to CNN Affiliate WTMJ. "I think guns should shoot out chocolate bullets. Then no one will get killed and no one will be sad."
Explaining the logic behind his idea, Nelson said, "I just like chocolate very much."
Nelson mailed his letter to Biden, President Barack Obama and Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wisconsin, as Washington grappled with ways to combat gun violence in a months-long debate this year.
Certain gun control measures, including an assault weapons ban and an expansion of the background check system for firearm purchases, fell short of the 60 votes needed to proceed in the Senate last month.
The vice president, who has become the administration's leading voice on gun control since the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, responded to Nelson, giving him a thumbs-up.
"Dear Myles, 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," he wrote. "You are a good boy."
Along with Biden, Moore also wrote back but Nelson said his mailbox is still waiting for another response.
"Well, I was very happy that (Biden) wrote me a letter," he said. "But I'm still waiting for Obama to do it."
- CNN's Ashley Killough contributed to this report.