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Demand a Plan to End Gun Violence
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Demand a Plan to End Gun Violence

    1. Petition by

      Stephen Barton

      New York, NY

This past summer in a movie theater in Colorado, I was shot. Shot in the face and neck. But I was lucky. In the next four years, 48,000 Americans won't be so lucky. They'll be murdered with guns in the next president's term. That's enough people to fill over 200 movie theaters.

The recent mass shootings in Aurora, Colorado and Wisconsin were terrible tragedies and painful reminders of the cost of our broken gun laws. Next month, Americans will elect our president. Now, more than ever, we need a leader willing to address the gun violence that is affecting communities across the nation.

I’m calling on our next president to create a substantive plan to end gun violence and to take time after the election to consult with family members and survivors from tragedies like the ones we saw in Aurora, Wisconsin, Tucson, Virginia Tech, and Columbine. 

I believe keeping guns out of the hands of criminals and other dangerous people goes hand in hand with protecting the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Americans. And what we need from our nation’s leaders is more than just a moment of silence -- we need a moment of action.

I demand a plan to end gun violence and I hope you'll join me by signing this petition. 

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Rohan Gajraj HOUSTON, TX
      • about 1 year ago

      Gun violence in public places is becoming too common these days. It is something that could affect any innocent individual.

    • Jennifer Schultz CHEEKTOWAGA, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      This is important to me in that I am a former nurse. This adds a drain on society with gun shoe violence. these people are innocent victims.

    • Peter Schonberg ANCORAGE, AL
      • almost 2 years ago

      Because we shouldn't have to sit here while people are murdered by guns.

    • Dolores J. West OREGON, BENIN
      • almost 2 years ago

      How many more innocents must die by gun violence before we are willing to step up and do something???

    • Dorothy Somverville SARASOTA, FL
      • almost 2 years ago

      To stop the senseless killing of innocent people.


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