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President Barack Obama and U.S. Government

Set gun control laws to prohibit guns on campus

    1. Luyan Yao
    2. Petition by

      Luyan Yao

      santa clara, CA

This petition aims to have the U.S.government set new effective gun control laws to prohibit guns on campus and reduce the campus gun violence. I am a student in college, I hope school could provide a safe and peaceful environment for students. However, campus shooting events are becoming nightmares in the U.S.. 2007, Virginia Tech shooting; 2008, Northern Illinois University shooting; 2012, Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting; 2013, Lone Star College shooting. Those events show that many students were murdered by guns, school is becoming a dangerous place now. Parents are afraid of sending their children to school; students are worried about being hurt by guns on campus. Therefore, allowing guns on campus could not make campuses security; instead, it will have the opposite effect and lead to more campus gun violence. I learned impulsive behavior from my HTEC 50 Introduction to health technology Course, the course says that young students are likely to have impulsive behavior, because they are not mature enough to control their emotions well and think about the consequences of the events carefully. Some gun-owning college students are likely to do dangerous things especially after alcohol effect, their original purpose might not be deliberate attempts, but they could shoot people just because of arguments. Take Lone Star College shooting event as an example, it happened just because two young male students were involved in an argument which ended when one student shot the other student by a gun. Thus guns available in these heated moments could increase the incidents of injury and the death. In addition, some intruders who carry guns could enter the campus without any security check. Guns on campus leads to more and more deaths and injuries. People do not want such tragedies frequently occurs around them. Therefore, I appreciate if the government could prohibit guns on campus and give students a safe environment without any gun threat.

To:
President Barack Obama and U.S. Government
I prefer that the U.S. government could prohibit guns on campus and give students a safe environment without any gun threat.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 6 months ago

      Make the change you want to see!

      A violent ex-tenant used his firearm against his girlfriend to make her afraid!

      Facts about violence and gun violence:

      The presence of a firearm in a home with domestic violence can transform an argument into homicide in a fraction of a second. Firearms and domestic violence are a lethal combination, for example injuring and killing women,children and bystanders every day in the United States.

      In one study of 25 high income countries, the United States represented just 32% of the female population but accounted for 84%of all female firearm homicides.

      A gun is the weapon most commonly

      used in domestic homicides. In fact, more than six times as many women are murdered by guns used by their current or former intimate partners

      than are killed by male strangers’ guns, knives or other weapons combined.

      332,014 people died from guns between 2000 and 2010 in the U.S.. That number is greater than the populations of U.S. cities such as St. Louis, Pittsburgh, and Cincinnati.

      31,328 people died from gun violence in 2010, or roughly 1 every 17 minutes.

      A gun in the home makes homicide three times more likely, suicide up to five times as likely, and accidental death four times higher than in nongun owning homes.

      Access to firearms increases the risk of intimate partner homicide more than five times than in instances where there are no weapons, according to a recent study. In addition, abusers who possess guns tend to inflict the most severe abuse on their partners.

      Over 40 percent of guns sold in the U.S. are done so without a background check.

      Gun Violence & Women

      94% of female murder victims killed by men are killed by a man they

      knew. In other words, females are 16 times as likely to be killed by a male acquaintance than by a male stranger. In 2010, 1,017 women, almost three a day, were killed by their intimate partners.

      In 2010, 52 percent of female homicide victims killed by men were shot and killed with a gun. Female intimate partners are more likely to be murdered with a firearm than all other means combined.

      Women suffering from domestic violence are eight times more likely to be killed if there are firearms in the home.

      The Facts on Women, Children and Gun Violence

      Handguns are more likely than rifles or shotguns to be used in homicides in which men kill women. In 2010, handguns were used in 70 percent of cases where

      men used firearms to kill women.

      In 1998, for every one woman who used a handgun to kill an intimate acquaintance in self defense, 83 women were murdered by an intimate acquaintance using a handgun.

      Access to firearms increases risk of intimate partner femicide more than five times

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      Gun Violence & Children

      2694 children and teens died from guns in 2010. That’s a roughly equivalent to a

      Newtown massacre every three days.

      Between 1979 and 2010, more children and teens died from guns (119,079) than U.S. soldiers in the wars in Vietnam, Korea, Iraq and Afghanistan combined.

      In a study of 23 high income nations, 87 percent of children under age 15 killed by guns lived in the United States. The same study found that the gun homicide rate for teens and young adults in the U.S. ages 15-24 was 42.7 higher than in the other high income countries combined

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      More than half of youth who commit suicide with a gun do so with one obtained from

      their home and more often than not, the gun belonged to a parent.

      In 2009 more 15-19 year olds died from gun violence than any other cause except

      motor vehicles.

      In 2010, 82 U.S. children under the age of fivedied from guns.

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    • William Davis MERIDIAN, ID
      • 7 months ago

      We don't need untrained citizens with guns on campus.

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    • Mr.Sunil G.M. NEW YORK, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      SPIRITUALLY ONLY THE SERVING MILITARY (DEFENCE & POLICE) PERSONNEL SHOULD POSSESS WEAPONS FOR SAFETY AND NO OTHER PERSONS

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    • Sue Clayton PERTH WEST AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIA
      • over 1 year ago

      There are WAY too many guns in your country without letting them go through into school campuses. Your entire country is in peril and you need to have a fresh look at ALL gun laws.

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    • john pasqua VALLEY CENTER, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      set the correct gun control laws.

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