Walmart: Stop Selling and Advertising Assault Weapons in Your Stores!
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Walmart: Stop Selling and Advertising Assault Weapons in Your Stores!

    1. Lauren Buglino
    2. Petition by

      Lauren Buglino

      Woodside, NY

In the wake of the horrific tragedy in Newtown CT, where innocent lives were lost, we wonder why? We will never have the answers, because there are no answers.

This leads me to an issue that I am most passionate about, a ban on assault weapons.I am a teacher of elementary school, grade 4, so after this tragedy this issue really resonates within me. Every September I take on a new group of students, and it is my duty to educate them, nurture them, help them grow, and of course keep them safe from harm.

I was most disturbed on Black Friday when I received my newspaper filled with colorful circulars advertising all the deals and sales and doorbuster savings. When I got to the Wal Mart circular they had many deals and sales, one item that was a "Black Friday Special" was an assault weapon. It was priced at $897.00. This is disturbing to say the least. Wal Mart is making it easy and appealing to purchase an assault weapon. Assault weapons cause mass murder and should be left for law enforcement and military. Civilians do not need to have any assault weapons in their homes.

Advertising is something that creates wants and needs. To create a want for such a weapon only promotes violence. Please help me and sign this petition to tell Wal Mart to STOP advertising assault weapons in their circulars. We are telling them to stop making such weapons desirable by placing them on sale. We do not need semi automatic weapons in our society, nor do we need them in our homes and around our children. We want to live in a society that does not promote violence through advertising. Wal Mart needs to stop this advertising, and stop selling these weapons completely! Sign this petition and let's make a difference!


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    1. My Website: Latest News and Blogs

      Lauren Buglino
      Petition Organizer
      Lauren Buglino | Working For Change

      School teacher working toward change. Support me and my petition calling on Walmart to stop the sale of assault weapons. Updates, news, opinions, and all relevant information relating to gun control topics.

    2. More News on Petition Delivery

      Lauren Buglino
      Petition Organizer
      Gun violence survivors protest outside Newtown-area Walmart

      Gun violence survivors joined dozens of Walmart customers to demand the retail giant honor a 2004 pledge and stop the sale of assault weapons and ammunition in their stores nationwide. "We're here to represent the survivors of gun violence," the protesters shouted.

    3. Today's Petition Delivery

      Lauren Buglino
      Petition Organizer
      Concerned Citizens Join Corporate Watchdog in Protest Outside Newtown-Area Walmart Demanding An End to Assault Weapon Sales - The Paramus Post - Greater Paramus News and Lifestyle Webzine

      Gun Violence Survivors Demand Walmart Honor 2004 Pledge and Stop Selling Assault Weapons and Munitions Nationwide Nearly 300,000 Join Gun Violence Survivors Letter To Walmart, Demand Retailer Stop Selling Assault Weapons and Deadly Munitions Today, Tuesday, January 15th, gun violence survivors joined dozens of Walmart customers to demand that Walmart, the nations largest gun retailer, honor a 2004 pledge and stop the sale of assault weapons and munitions in their stores nationwide.

    4. Biden Vows Action on Guns as NRA, Wal-Mart to Join Talks

      Lauren Buglino
      Petition Organizer
      Biden Says Obama Considering Executive Orders on Gun Violence

      Vice President Joe Biden said the White House is considering possible executive orders to curb gun violence, saying President Barack Obama is "determined to take action." Speaking today at a meeting with gun-control advocates and groups representing victims, Biden promised that the administration would move to address issues from mental health to gun safety to culture.

    5. Bloomberg News Story Mentioning My Petition

      Lauren Buglino
      Petition Organizer
      Guns Sold Out at Wal-Mart as Ammo-Magazine Sales Surge

      With President Barack Obama endorsing sweeping gun restrictions in the wake of the school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, prices for handgun magazines are surging on EBay (EBAY) and semi-automatic rifles are sold out at many Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) locations.

    6. More Petitions Calling on Walmart to Stop the Sale of Assault Weapons

      Lauren Buglino
      Petition Organizer
      National Campaign Wants Assault Weapons Off Wal-Mart Shelves

      Some 120,000 people have signed on to a national campaign to get assault weapons off Wal-Mart's shelves on the heels of the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn., that left 26 students and teachers dead. The campaign was launched by consumer watchdog on its web site and by the progressive Courage Campaign on

    7. Reached 100,000 signatures
    8. Webster, NY Man Used Bushmaster Semi Automatic Rifle to Kill Firemen

      Lauren Buglino
      Petition Organizer
      Shooter who ambushed firefighters left note showing intent to burn, kill

      (CNN) -- A sniper who ambushed volunteer firefighters in upstate New York on Monday, killing two and seriously wounding two others, left a note saying he hoped to burn down his neighborhood and kill as many people as possible, police said Tuesday.

    9. A Message to the Supporters:

      Lauren Buglino
      Petition Organizer

      I wish I could thank each one of you individually for supporting my petition. Together, we can be the change and get Walmart to stop selling these weapons. Your comments tell me that we all stand together on this as one. We can boycott Walmart, spread the word, and tell them that profits over people is WRONG. I will continue this effort for as long as it takes and until some change has been made.

      Thank you all from the bottom of my heart and happy holidays!


    10. Demand A Plan

      Lauren Buglino
      Petition Organizer
      Demand A Plan

      Artists Demand A Plan to end gun violence. Join them:

    11. Statement from the NRA

      Lauren Buglino
      Petition Organizer

      Blaming Hollywood, the media, and video games...their solution is more guns in essence...unreal

    12. Reached 75,000 signatures
    13. Reached 50,000 signatures
    14. The Nation: Five Assault Rifles You Can Pick up at Walmart

      Lauren Buglino
      Petition Organizer
      Five Assault Rifles You Can Pick up at Walmart [PHOTOS] | The Nation

      When Adam Lanza entered Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday, inexplicably bent on ending as many lives as possible, he was carrying a Bushmaster AR-15 assault rifle and several high-capacity magazines.

    15. Walmart's Arsenal

      Lauren Buglino
      Petition Organizer

      As of today, what Walmart is still advertising on their site!

      Hunting Rifles, Shotguns and Ammo for Less -

      Save on hunting rifles, shotguns, ammo and gun accessories at Walmart. Save money. Live better.

    16. Reached 1,000 signatures
    17. A comment from Executive VP of WalMart Duncan Mac Naughton

      Lauren Buglino
      Petition Organizer

      Overall Walmart sales figures are back on track after the 2011 slump, and executive vice president Duncan Mac Naughton told shareholders at a meeting in October 2012 that gun sales in particular are a staple of the chain’s strategy to continue boosting its numbers. He said that over the past twenty-six months, gun sales at Walmart stores open for a year or more were up an astonishing 76 percent, while ammunition sales were up 30 percent. Walmart is now the biggest seller of firearms and ammunition in America.

    18. Reached 250 signatures



    Dec 22, 2012

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    Reasons for signing

    • Lori Cotter DE PERE, WI
      • 4 months ago

      I grew up with guns in the house because my parents were hunters. Back then, many many people hunted and had weapons, but there were seldom mass shootings as we have now. It's ridiculous that people expect to be able to have/carry any weapon they want, anywhere they want. I wonder if this is their exhibit of "manhood" instead of the size of the antler on the deer they bagged that season. Just pitiful and idiotic....

    • Michael Giordan IRMO, SC
      • 4 months ago

      More guns mean more unnecessary deaths.

    • Tater Salad WOODLAND, AK
      • 6 months ago

      They shouldn't stop selling guns you pussy liberals they should stop letting kids who are fucked up in the head get access to guns. GUNS DON'T KILL PEOPLE, PEOPLE KILL PEOPLE. if someone is murdered with a hammer they never think about stopping the sale off hammers

    • Joel Campos 91744, CA
      • 7 months ago

      These weapons are real and real weapons are dangerous.

    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 7 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


      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


      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


      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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