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Enough's enough: pass sensible gun control legislation now.

    1. Sally Heaven
    2. Petition by

      Sally Heaven

      Takoma Park, MD

The shooting rampage in a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado that resulted in loss of life, injuries and trauma is the latest in a series of mass shootings committed by people who have one thing in common: much-too-easy access to automatic and semiautomatic weapons.

Gun control laws in the USA are ludicrously lax, and yet almost the day after the shooting, some members of Congress were announcing that there would be no changes to gun control laws. It's a slap in the face to the victims of this crime and others (Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Virginia Tech students, Columbine students, the list goes on and on and on and on. Sadly.). Why? Because lawmakers are petrified of the NRA and repercussions that might come from even attempting to suggest that this country could maybe, just maybe, stand to ban weapons like AK-47s and other guns that let someone shoot hundreds of bullets per minute.

It's time to say enough's enough. Someone in the nation's highest legislative body needs to step up and be a leader. How many more people have to die before this country has sensible gun control laws? Could your Representative or Senators be the catalyst for change?

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    News

    1. Another mass shooting at Texas A&M University

      Sally Heaven
      Petition Organizer

      On Monday August 13, a man with mental issues shot several people at Texas A&M University, killing two of them. It's too easy in this country for someone suffering from mental illness, as this shooter reportedly was, to obtain access to lots of guns. We need sensible gun control laws now. It can't be acceptable anymore for politicians to immediately response to news reports of mass shootings by blithely saying that we don't need gun control laws. That's ridiculous. The emperor has no clothes.

    2. Reached 50 signatures
    3. Another mass shooting - ask your friends to sign the petition

      Sally Heaven
      Petition Organizer

      There's been another mass shooting in the USA - this time in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. The alleged shooter broke into a Sikh temple and sprayed automatic weapon fire into the building. Six or seven people have died so far. An automatic weapon allowed this man to kill a lot of people in a short period of time.

      We need sensible gun control laws now. Please ask your friends and family to sign this petition. Share on Facebook, Twitter, via email, or however you like - please spread the word.

    4. Hill Democrats look to "silent majority" on gun control

      Sally Heaven
      Petition Organizer

      This CNN story illustrates exactly what I'm talking about.

      "The way to overcome it is for citizens, the silent majority," to speak out, [Senator Chuck Schumer] asserted, invoking a term made famous over 40 years ago by Republican President Richard Nixon.

      This little petition might be one first step. Real change will come when enough people start talking about making sensible gun control laws a reality in public, to friends and family, in Congress, and in the media.

      We have 29 signatures so far. Will you help spread the word about this petition? Email your friends, post a link on Twitter, Facebook, and other social networking sites?

    5. Reached 25 signatures
    6. President Obama says AK-47s belong in the hands of soldiers, not criminals

      Sally Heaven
      Petition Organizer

      The President has made a speech calling for an excellent first step in implementing sensible gun control laws - the reasonable statement that AK-47s belong in the hands of soldiers on the battlefield, not in the hands of criminals. It's an election year, so this statement from the bully pulpit is all the more powerful.

      "These steps shouldn't controversial. They should be common sense," Obama said, though without elaborating too specifically on measures of enforcement.

      Congress passes the laws. It's up to them to write, vote on and pass a bill. Please share this petition with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, by email, signal fires, carrier pigeon, word of mouth, and anything else you can think of. We need to raise awareness and public pressure for Congress to stop avoiding this issue for fear of what the NRA will say or do. It's time to pass sensible gun control legislation before the next mass killing happens.

      Enough's enough.

    7. Reached 10 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Karen Slade BROOKLYN, NY
      • about 2 years ago

      Guns are too easily used and are designed to easily kill. A bad combintation, indeed.

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    • Elisabeth Waugaman POTOMAC, MD
      • about 2 years ago

      Sally, I just went through Change.org and there are a lot petitions asking for gun control. Is there some way we could merge our petitions? That would be really helpful. Elisabeth Waugaman

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    • Robert Evans WAXHAW, NC
      • about 2 years ago

      Another senseless shooting in Baltimore today....a 15 yr old with a gun in high school. Enough is Enough

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    • Ruth Townsdin DES MOINES, IA
      • about 2 years ago

      For the sake of our children, loved ones, friends and country.

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    • Rachel Muir AUSTIN, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      I want to keep my family safe!

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