Seek repeal of the 2nd amendment to the Constitution
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Seek repeal of the 2nd amendment to the Constitution

    1. patrick noone
    2. Petition by

      patrick noone

      Lutherville, MD

In 2010, the FBI reports that 67.5% of the 12,996 murders committed in the U.S. were committed by firearms. There are currently an estimated 270 million guns in civilian hands. Recent Supreme Court decisions have determined that the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution assigns an individual right to possess such weapons to all Americans (with reasonable restrictions allowed on felons and those adjudged mentally ill). With the impetus of the 2nd amendment clarification, political forces aligned with the gun industry have promoted enactment of gun laws in State legislatures that permit gun owners to carry their weapons on their person. Such citizen armament will lead to more violent confrontations and resulting death and injury by firearm. Those who heretofore did not believe that guns were necessary will buy and carry them out of fear of other people who carry them who may not be as reasonable as they are. An arms race is upon us.

By repealing the 2nd amendment, it will no longer stymie legislators who believe that reasonable restrictions on gun ownership are prohibited by the 2nd amendment. Most of the U.S. population live in urban or suburban environments where guns are not necessary to provide food or protect us from frontier dangers. Guns are inherently dangerous and should be controlled.

Recent signatures

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    1. Reached 25 signatures
    2. Aurora

      patrick noone
      Petition Organizer

      We all mourn the loss of life and the injuries sustained in the movie theater. It is horrific. However, on average, 55 people are shot every day in the U.S. The big massacres get our attention, but the daily attrition has a dull impact.

      I do not expect this petition to result in repeal of the 2nd Amendment any time soon. I am not politically naive. The two major political parties are cowed by NRA. They think enactment of the 1993 Assault Weapons ban caused the 1994 Republican resurgence. That law expired quiety in 2003. It would have prevented sale of the AR-15 used in Aurora. Neither of the Presidential candidates will address the Aurora massacre as a policy debate. Few running for Congress will do so. Groundswell support must come from us before a political dialogue can take place. And repeal of the 2nd Amendment kicks out the mystical quality of gun "rights" so we can have a sensible discussion on what the limits for a sane society should be. Please sign up.

    3. Should there be any limit on purchase of guns?

      patrick noone
      Petition Organizer

      Currently, anyone can buy an arsenal of guns. Why anyone would want an arsenal of guns is another matter. In the linked case, one guy made allusions to killing the President, served 30 days in jail for it, and got all of his 70 weapons back after he was released. Because it is legal. Should it be?

    4. Reached 10 signatures
    5. Death by gun across countries per 100,000 population

      patrick noone
      Petition Organizer

      Note that more U.S.gun deaths are suicides than murders. How many of them could have been avoided without the immediacy of a gunshot?

    6. Another incident

      patrick noone
      Petition Organizer

      How did this woman get her gun? Was she "standing her ground?"

    7. Reached 5 signatures
    8. Facebook will not allow this to go on the web site. Why?

      patrick noone
      Petition Organizer

      "Unable to get permission from Facebook. Try again." That is what appears every time I try to contact someone on FB.

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Ted Graham HOLLAND, MI
      • about 2 years ago

      Time to update the 2nd amendment. There are revelations in human nature since it was written and it needs to clear on who can own a gun.

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    • Paul Wintner WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      I am deeply saddened by the mass shooting in Aurora, CO. How many innocent people need to die before we repeal the 2nd Amendment?

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    • Cyndra Garrels J.C, KS
      • over 2 years ago

      I understand the need for shotguns for purposes of wild animal control but anything other than a hunting rifle is an instrument made ONLY for killing people and is a tool of a coward.

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    • Judith Proffitt LUTHERVILLE, MD
      • over 2 years ago

      I favor reasonable and strictly enforced restrictions on gun ownership and use. In Maryland and elsewhere we see floods of guns coming in from other states.

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    • Edward C. Malarkey, Ph.D. SEVERNA PARK, MD
      • over 2 years ago

      End the madness - and the lunacy of thr Supreme Court's interpretations.

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