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Enact realistic gun control laws.

    1. Andrew Barovick
    2. Petition by

      Andrew Barovick

      Larchmont, NY

The Aurora massacre is a tragedy that might have been avoided if better gun control legislation were in place. This type of mass slaughter of innocents has happened before (Columbine) and will happen again if nothing is done, and done quickly. "Obscene" is the only word that comes close to describing a regulatory system that would allow a psychopath to easily and publicly purchase an assault rifle, designed to function as a weapon of mass destruction.

There are many ways to increase scrutiny of weapon sales. One of them should be mandatory evaluations of the mental health of the purchasers. Background checks, and criminal histories should be obtained. Licensing, registration, and periodic re-registration should be imposed, and should include mandatory, in-person interviews, and perhaps a "continuing education" requirement that must be regularly met.
But all of that is secondary to today's goal, which to take the first step. The most consistent theme among the media pundits commenting on the Aurora massacre is that nothing will change, in terms of gun control, in its wake. Let's prove them wrong.

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    1. Another day, another mass murder due to unfettered access to guns.

      Andrew Barovick
      Petition Organizer

      In case you or someone you know needed a little push to sign or forward the petition, the Wisconsin shooting ought to to. Mainstream news outlets are reporting that the shooter was an army vet and possible white supremacist. These are exactly the types of lunatics who treasure the 2nd Amendment so they can arm their own militias, which, if history is any guide, tend to attack and kill US government forces and innocents, usually minorities. Let's do something.

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    • Antoine Polgar MIDDLEBURY, VT
      • about 2 years ago

      I agree. I think a consensus might be reached in Congress beginning with assault weapons if they remember what happened to Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, her staff and constituents standing in front of a Safeway in Tucson . Here is a link to a guide to mass shootings in the U.S. over the past thirty years. http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/07/mass-shootings-map

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    • Myra Barovick S. BURLINGTON, VT
      • about 2 years ago

      for the public safety of innocent people !

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    • Lynn Talpers SO. BURLINGTON, VT
      • about 2 years ago

      So my children and grandchildren can grow up without fear of being shot. Why isn't it important to Congress?

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    • Joshua Chasan BURLINGTON, VT
      • about 2 years ago

      The guns of today were not what the Founders had in mind.

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    • Maneesh Pangasa YUMA, AZ
      • over 2 years ago

      Opponents of gun control legislation always say after a mass murder now's not the time to talk about it now's a time for grieving only. They want us to forget about doing anything to prevent future killings and forget the shooting even happened and move on -- until the next shooting happens and they say the same thing again. Despite the NRA saying gun owners have unlimited rights what about non gun owner's rights to be free of gun violence. Those of us who don't want to own a gun and rightly believe guns are or can be dangerous. In any case an assault rifle ban should be implemented and gun owners required to reload their clip after 10 or 20 shots -- making it easier to stop a mass murderer from killing more people by forcing them to reload before they can finish shooting.

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