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.