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Petitioning U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, President of the United States, Nancy Pelosi, Charles Schumer, Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, American International Group - AIG, National Rifle Association...

Mandate Liability Insurance for Gun Ownership

As a mom I refuse to wait any longer for congress to take action. The school shootings must stop. There are now so many guns in circulation in this country that banning or restricting guns sales is almost futile, so let’s try a different path entirely. One that stops demonizing gun owners and allows everyone to get what they want. Make it illegal to own or possess a firearm without LIABILITY INSURANCE. We should let the actuarial tables determine how much of a risk an individual’s gun or arsenal poses to the community at large to determine fair premiums. Discounts for steps taken to secure weapons and keep them out of the hands of people (big and small) who could cause harm. Let the insurance company decide on appropriate qualifications (trust me, the necessary data exist) and monitor the mental health of their customers as well as their online personas, safety of their homes, and to impose guidelines for storage. Then allow them to deny coverage for people who do not adhere to adequate standards resulting in injury or death.  Bottom line, if you own a gun you should keep it safe and be financially responsible for it in the event it kills someone. This is not unreasonable. We insure cars because they can be dangerous and we can figure out exactly how much a person should pay for life insurance based on factors in their life and health choices. So let’s run the numbers and create a boatload of American jobs in the new gun insurance industry and put an end to mass shootings every week. If you can afford a gun and you can keep it safely, you can afford insurance. If you can’t do those things, isn’t it fair to say you shouldn’t have a gun?  But what about illegal weapons? Make it a separate crime with severe financial consequences to be in possession of any gun without insurance and start cracking down while offering amnesty.  Use this money to provide grants to lower income individuals who would qualify but can not afford the insurance or adequate safeguards as well as educating young people about gun safety in a meaningful way. Of course there will always be illegal gun violence and people will fall through the cracks but if we have an insurance industry to hold accountable, I believe we will see a decrease in preventable gun violence.  I am furious that no American student is safe in school anymore and that our so called leaders sit on their hands. I demand action. No more lock down drills. No more students stuck in school after a shooting for hours only to be paraded out arms up and searched. Enough. Enough. Enough. Tell your representatives you want gun insurance now.  #insuregunsnow #momsdemandguninsurance 

Jacqueline Braunstein
33,798 supporters
Petitioning U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, National Rifle Association

Gun Control for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

To whom this may concern, we desire for a safer America. Due to recent events, we find it critical to alter the current legislature in the state of Florida today. This petition, if signed, acts as support for congressmen and politicians to modify the gun control situation as of current standing. Support for this petition is meant for a vote or decision to be made on the behalf of gun control in the Florida Legislature, however, signing does NOT entail support of one stance over the other. Said congressmen and politicians are urged to get a ballet or decision out, but this document and your signature do not suggest partisan affiliation. If the signer of this document wishes the issue to receive congressional attention, whether the signer agrees to the full detail of these stated contentions or not, a signature simply means support of the issue to be argued at length in Florida Legislature, effective immediately after recognition. To the congressmen and politicians that this concerns, any reasonable amendments are permitted. This document is directly tied to the legal procedures affiliated with legal purchasing, possession, and concealed carrying of firearms in the public and private sectors (defined below). Such private sectors include gun shows and private unlicensed vendors. Open carry laws as per 2017 Florida statutes are to remain in effect. This document impose change upon the laws pertaining to the purchasing, selling, possession, and concealed carrying possession of firearms. Physical examination is to be performed by a licensed and certified medical doctor to ensure no presence of “physical infirmity which prevents the safe handling of a weapon or firearm (790.06).” If the individual is physically able to properly conceal and carry a legal firearm, they will thus proceed to the next evaluation by a licensed and certified psychologist. The following licensed and certified psychology or psychiatrist will conduct a thorough examination. Furthermore, this individual must directly support and/or prove a cause for ownership, such as self defense and/or legal hunting. Both these state licensed professional must unanimous agree that the individual processes no history of physical violence, abuse, suicidal tendencies, homicidal tendencies, and/or violent criminal activity. If said individual fails to pass any one of these criteria and or fails psychological evaluations, he or she may not be deemed eligible for the possession of any firearm until next application. Firearms and related objects are defined in the 2017 Florida Statutes, Title XLVI CRIMES, Chapter 790, clauses 1 through 19. See the following quote for verbatim definition. (6) “Firearm” means any weapon (including a starter gun) which will, is designed to, or may readily be converted to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive; the frame or receiver of any such weapon; any firearm muffler or firearm silencer; any destructive device; or any machine gun. The term “firearm” does not include an antique firearm unless the antique firearm is used in the commission of a crime (790.001). (2) “Concealed firearm” means any firearm, as defined in subsection (6), which is carried on or about a person in such a manner as to conceal the firearm from the ordinary sight of another person. This document supports the implication of a strike-point system. There is a set maximum of three applications allowed a single lifetime related to the discussed concealed carrying and possession of firearms. Refer to the outlined strike-point system of application for Florida residents to apply for concealed carrying and possession. If missing any or all criteria, the temporary ban must follow that day of professional rejection in sequential order, starting from the lowest ban. After each new application process, the individual must completely start over from the medical examination, advancing to the psychological examination. Doctors are required to make digital and physical copies of notes, criteria, and concerns to act as evidence if investigation is later required. This may be present of medical record servers or in an physical filing system at the medical facility.  This decision ban may be repealed in the Florida court system if proof of medical and/or psychological abilities are directly shown and appointed judge approves of this change. One strike - 1 year ban from further applicationTwo strikes -  10 years ban from further applicationThree strikes -  lifetime ban from further application These histories and activities pose a threat to the lives and safety to the said individual and or others through direct action. For the stated rationale, interested individuals are banned according to point-strike system, as conducted by both appointed medical and psychological professionals. Further laws supporting licensing for hunting and possession of firearm are to remain intact, following the medical and psychological professional evaluations.   Thank you for your support. Resources and contact: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0700-0799/0790/Sections/0790.001.html Email any related questions, comments, and/or concerns to flguncontrolnow@aol.com  

Logan Luczek
12,279 supporters
Petitioning Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, U.S. House of Representatives, National Rifle Association, Wayne Lapierre, U.S. Senate, Phil Scott

End Mass Shootings

Currently in 2018, the United States of America is averaging one mass shooting every 60 hours. We are barely two monthis into 2018. This needs to change, for we are the only country on this Earth where this happens. I’m calling on our government to stop sending their thoughts and prayers and to enact policy and change. Pass laws that will help control and ultimately stop these mass shootings. Stop putting an end to bills that restrict who may buy guns. On the same day of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, Trump took away a bill that restricted the sale of guns to people with mental illnesses. This is a step in the wrong direction. This country needs to follow the lead of Australia and the U.K. to put an end to the loss of life in these mass shootings. The students killed in mass shootings had their whole lives ahead of them, and that was all taken away in the blink of an eye thanks to the lack of gun control in this country. We need to put an end to this once and for all. 

Riley Williams
10,826 supporters
Petitioning Department of Justice, James Justice, Ministerio de Justicia, Ron Justice, United States Department of Health and Human Services, Human Rights Campaign, United Nations, Ban Ki-moon (Secretary-Gener...

LA TRADITION ET SES RITES OU LA PRISON Trois jeunes camerounais détenus à New-Bell

LA TRADITION ET SES RITES OU LA PRISON Trois jeunes Camerounais detenus à tord à la prison central de Newbell Douala. Steve Tiani Happi Joel Happi, Brad Tiani. Ils sont accusés par leur Famille paternelle d'avoir entraîné la mort de leur Père et Oncle Happi Célestin décédé d'un arret cardiaque le 18 avril 2018 a 2h suite a une opération chirurgicale de l'estomac le 17 avril a 14h a la clinique des Merveilles de NDOG-BON. Je m’appelle Mike HAPPI, Camerounais vivant à Shanghai Chine, Ingénieur Informaticien de profession. J’ai perdu mon père, Célestin HAPPI, Mercredi 18 Avril à 2h du matin a la clinique des Merveilles de NDOG-BON . Il s’est fait opérer d’une perforation gastrique dans la journée du mardi et a fait un arrêt cardiaque dans la nuit. Après avoir appris cette tragique nouvelle, j’ai pu avoir une permission de deux semaines par mon employeur et je suis rentré au Cameroun afin de pouvoir enterrer mon père et faire mon deuil auprès des miens: ma mère et mes deux frères Joel et Steve. En 2012 ,mon père était parti s’installer avec une autre femme.Mes frères étaient toujours dans notre maison familiale à Makepe. Depuis une dizaine d’années , Papa avait des problèmes de santé réguliers et suivait un traitement journalier. Il était éthylique et ses problèmes de santé ne l’avaient malheureusement pas motivé à arrêter de boire. Il a fait deux AVC, le premier en 2014 où il a été hospitalisé pendant un mois à la Quintinie, puis un deuxième en septembre 2017. Afin de pouvoir prendre soin de lui, nous avons souhaité qu’il revienne s’installer à la maison et d’un commun accord avec maman la maison a été scindée en deux partie : celle de ma mère, et celle de mon père. Mes deux frères, qui étaient à Douala avec mon père l’aidaient au quotidien, et moi, étant loin, je participais à sa pension mensuelle. Nous avions même mis en place un système de tickets resto dans différents restaurants des environs qu’il aimait afin d’être sûr qu’il ait ses repas quotidiennement et n’utilise pas toute sa pension dans les boissons.(il faut préciser qu’on a opté pour ce système car papa accusait mes frères de vouloir l’empoisonner ,donc on a arrêté de lui donner à manger par mesure de prudence) Malgré tout ce que nous faisions pour lui, notre père a toujours été peu reconnaissant envers ses enfants. Il médisait sur nous dans tous les bars du quartier et essayait de faire croire à tout le monde que nous ne nous occupions pas de lui. Nous avons toujours blâmé l’alcool pour son comportement, et cela ne nous empêchait pas de l’aimer de tout notre cœur et d’être attentionné envers lui,en réalité ,Papa avait perdu la tête. Mais nous étions loin de s’imaginer qu’il nous quitterait aussi tôt…. Organisation des Obsèques Afin d’organiser les obsèques, nous avons fait plusieurs réunions avec la famille de mon père et mes frères. Seuls les cousins de mon père ont participé à ces réunions, cependant aucun de ses frères et sœurs n’est venu.Papa était de religion Catholique et très peu impliqué dans les rites et coutumes traditionnels. Nous sommes chrétiens de foi et avions décidé de faire un enterrement catholique à Bana.La date qui coulait de source pour nous était le 27/28 Avril pour plusieurs raisons : premièrement, c’était le seul weekend où je pouvais être là. Deuxièmement, le fait d’enterrer notre père un Samedi aurait permis à de nombreuses personnes de faire le déplacement. Nous souhaitions ,Nous avions donc prévu de faire une messe suivie d’une veillée à Douala le Vendredi 27, et une messe et l’enterrement à Bana le Samedi 28 Avril.Notre famille paternelle s’est très vivement opposée à l’idée d’un enterrement chrétien , et aux dates choisies car le Samedi 28 Avril, un des cousins de mon père devait recevoir les attributs du Chef Bana à Douala. Ils sont allés jusqu'à me dire que je pouvais rentrer en Chine, et qu’ils s’occuperont de l’enterrement de mon père « à leur façon ». De plus, de nouveaux visages, totalement inconnus se présentaient chaque jours à nous « Je suis tonton X », « Je suis tonton Y ». Pour être honnête, je n’en revenais pas comment tout à coup, cette famille qui avait été TOTALEMENT absente depuis des années, souhaitait s’impliquer dans le deuil de papa, et nous écarter, nous les enfants de notre père. Où était toute cette grande famille, soit disant soudée quand notre père était malade ? Qui était là pour s’occuper de lui ces dernières années ?J’ai plus tard compris que ce que la famille paternelle voulait faire la tradition des crânes. Chose que nous ne voulons pas pour notre père, et que notre père ne voulait pas pour lui je pense vu son hostilité pour les rites traditionnels et son absence à plusieurs réunions au village. De son vivant ,il ne nous avait jamais emmené au village et nous montrer les cases à crânes etc.Nous avons grandi et avons été élevé dans la foi chrétienne , loin des traditions, et on a appris à marcher avec la force du Dieu d'Abraham, Isaac et Jacob. Mes frères et moi avons renforcé notre volonté de maintenir le programme que nous avions élaboré. Les rapports avec la famille paternelle sont devenus hostile, et une vraie tension se faisait sentir entre les deux parties : nous, sa famille nucléaire et la famille paternelle élargie.Nous avons donc décidé de se charger entièrement de l’organisation. Joel s’occupait des papiers administratifs et de tout concernant la morgue. Steve s’occupait de l’organisation de la célébration et de l’enterrement à Bana, qui n’était pas tâche facile. Nous souhaitions enterrer notre père sur son terrain qu’il possédait à Bana, mais lorsque nous y avons été, un de ses cousins nous a refoulé et s'est saisi du terrain du moins nous avons évité ce combat inutile . On a du retourné vers le cimetière de la paroisse de Banka. Mercredi 25 Avril Après un check-in de routine a la morgue, on apprend que le corps de notre père est scellé sous ordre du procureur suite à une plainte de son frère: Mr Tchokonte Emmanuel nous accusant d’avoir tué notre père . Et on nous dit que le Commissariat Central N°4 Logbessou a ouvert une enquête...Nous n’avons jamais reçu de plainte il faut le préciser. Jeudi 26 AvrilLe matin, accompagnés de notre mère, nous allons rencontrer le procureur au Palais de Ndokotti afin de lui expliquer la situation malheureuse dans laquelle nous sommes. Nous n’avons pas eu l’occasion de dire un seul mot, il semble qu’il nous attendait, et nous avait réservé un accueil des plus froids, des propos incendiaires, jusqu’à nous accuser d’avoir tué notre père avant de nous expulser de son bureau !!!!! Comment un Homme qui est censé représenter la Justice peut s’adresser ainsi à une famille en deuil?De surcroit sans aucune preuve de ce qu’il dit! C’est là que j’ai compris qu’il y avait une manigance, un complot contre nous. Nous nous sommes ensuite rendu au Commissariat Central N°4 Logbessou, où le Commissaire Principal nous a reçus et écouté notre version de l’histoire. Apparemment, il avait déjà rencontré le médecin qui suivait notre père et ce dernier avait confirmé le diagnostic du décès : arrêt cardiaque suite à une opération à l’estomac.Il nous a fait comprendre que les causes du décès de Papa sont claires mais il reste interpellé par la déposition de la main courante de notre père le Vendredi 13 contre mon petit frère Steve Tiani HAPPI, et mon petit cousin Brad TIANI et dont il n'a pas porté plainte contre eux , il a juste fait une déposition de la main courante.Il faut préciser que le médecin a été clair et a eu à faire le certificat de genre de mort. Retour sur les évènements du vendredi 13 avril 2018 Ce vendredi matin, papa demanda a un de ses locataires de démonter la porte en métal d'une chambre appartenant à la concession de maman. Mon grand frère Joel et mon cousin Brad qui passaient par là à ce moment ont intercepté le jeune locataire et lui demandèrent de remettre la porte pour raison de sécurité car cette entrée laisserai entre-ouvrir toute la maison… Alors que Joel et Brad essayaient de replacer la porte, Steve arriva et essaya de calmer notre père qui était très en colère et le roua de coups. Un des locataires de Papa vint en aide à Steve, et retint notre père le temps que les garçons réparent la porte. Une fois la porte remise , mon père fou de rage s’est muni d’un bois et frappa mon cousin Brad à la tête. Il lui ouvrit le crâne, et mon frère Joël l’emmena d’urgence à l’hôpital afin qu’on lui fasse des points de suture. Au retour de l’hôpital, Brad et Joel croisèrent papa sur leur chemin avec un bandage autour du crâne. Une fois à la maison Steve leur expliqua qu'il avait aussi vu papa avec la bande et pensait qu’il faisait une scène de montage vu qu’il avait blessé Brad, mais que le locataire lui expliqua qu’après leur départ (Joël et Brad à l’hôpital et Steve dans la maison ), Papa est reparti à la charge avec cette fois pour but de retirer de ses mains l’antivol de la fenêtre de cette chambre. Le locataire l’a retrouvé au sol, anti vol sur lui et lui a porté secours, puis lui a mis un bandage sur la tête car blessé au niveau du front suite au choc de l'antivol. J’en conclu que cette même journée, papa serait allé faire sa déposition de la main courante a l'égard de Brad et Steve, mais il ne mentionna pas Joël HAPPI... ? D'où mon interrogation sur l'inculpation et l'incarcération de mon frère Joël ??? Retour sur les événements du Jeudi 26 avril 2018: Interrogations au commissariat Après avoir relaté les faits au commissaire ,Brad, Steve et Joël ont eu à faire leurs dépositions puis nous sommes rentrés à la maison.L'enquêteur nous informa que les résultats de l’autopsie sortiraient le lendemain à 8h, et que nous pourrions respecter notre programme de levée du corps à 11h etc. Vendredi 27 avril 2018: Jour de la levée de corps Très tôt, alors que j’étais à la mairie pour confirmer le droit de manifestation publique et d’occupation temporaire de la voie publique pour la veillée, mes frères Joël et Steve se sont rendus au Commissariat.Ils accompagnèrent un officier récupérer le rapport d’autopsie à l’Hôpital de la Garnison Militaire de Bonanjo. Le rapport d'autopsie récupéré et scellé devrait être ouvert dans la transparence la plus totale devant les deux parties concernées, au Commissariat.Une fois revenu au Commissariat, les deux parties concernées présentes, l’enquêteur principal entra dans le bureau du commissaire avec les résultats de l’autopsie, puis la famille paternelle les rejoint, et on demanda à mes frères de rester dans la salle d’attente. – Où est cette transparence dont nous avons parlait plus tôt ?!?Quelques minutes plus tard, le commissaire sortit, suivi des membres de la famille paternelle et l'enquêteur. Le commissaire demanda à voir Steve Happi Tiani et Brad Tiani. Mon frère Steve Happi était présent, accompagné de Joël Happi et d'un cousin, par contre, Brad Tiani absent car il était en cours. Le commissaire donna l'ordre de garder en vue Steve Happi et Joël Happi présents, sans toutefois donner de raison. Chose bizarre, mon frère Joël Happi n'avait pas été cité mais se retrouva enfermé.une fois enfermé le commissaire donna les résultats de l’autopsie :Mr Célestin HAPPI serait mort à la suite de coup et blessures à l’abdomen. Autopsie qu’il a eu à lire sans montrer quoi que ce soit .Parlons nous toujours de transparence des deux parties ?Notre cousin Brad (qui était en cours ce jour-là a donc été arrêté à son école). Je ne comprends toujours pas jusqu’à ce jour pourquoi mon grand frère Joel a été arrêté alors qu’il n’y a aucune plainte contre lui de la part de mon père. Du coup concernant le programme des obsèquesLa levee du coprs n’a pas eu lieuLa Messe à la Paroisse a été annulée La Veillee sans corps au domicile a été respectéeMesse et inhumation à Bafang ont été annulées Retour sur l’incarceration de mes frères.Le commissaire a déclaré qu’ils resteraient en garde à vue jusqu’à ce qu’ils récupèrent la déposition des locataires : ceux qui avaient assisté à la scène du Vendredi 13. La déposition a pu être faite le dimanche soir, et l’enquêteur n’a retenu aucune preuve à charge contre mes frères et mon cousin, selon les locataires notre père n’avait pas reçu de coup, en avait plutôt distribué et sa blessure sur le front était dû à sa chute en enlevant l’antivol de la fenêtre. Après le long weekend du 1er Mai, mes frères ont été transférés au Tribunal de Grande Instance de Bonanjo afin d’être entendu par le Procureur Général le Mercredi 2 Mai 2018. D’après ce que mes frères m’ont raconté, le Procureur a été à l’écoute de façon très neutre et semblait très embarrassé par cette affaire de famille.Ce soir-là, mes frères sont restés en garde-à-vue à la Police Judiciaire de Bonanjo en attendant la délibération du Juge D’instruction. Cette décision est apparue le Vendredi 4 Mai et ils ont alors été déférés à la Prison Centrale de New-Bell Douala en détention provisoire.Ma mère et moi avons essayé de voir le juge d’instruction afin d’obtenir des explications sur sa décision. Sa seule réponse a été que si ça ne tenait qu’à lui, MOI AUSSI je devrais être derrière les barreaux avec mes frères … – Et on appelle ça la Justice… A l’heure où je parle ,la famille de mon père est entrain d’organiser ses obsèques et compte enterrer .Je dénonce la manigance car ils n’ont pas le droit de retirer le corps vu que c’est mon frère Joël qui avait mis Papa à la morgue.Et de plus si le corps est retiré à notre insu comment ferons nous pour prouver notre innocence avec la contre expertise de l’autopsie qu’on a jamais vu de nos yeux? Voilà le calvaire que nous vivons avec ma famille depuis près d’un mois, comme si faire le deuil de notre père n’était pas suffisant… Cette meme famille qui nous pointe du doigt comme responsable de la mort de Papa nous demande un arrangement à l’amiable parce que tout ce qu’ils veulent c’est récupérer le corps de notre père pour réaliser les rites traditionnels. Selon eux, notre père était un successeur de « je ne sais quoi » et doit être décapité, et sa tête doit reposer dans la maison des crânes. Mes frères et mon cousin se retrouvent aujourd’hui en prison car nous avons choisi d’honorer Dieu dans la tradition chrétienne que nous appliquons et dans laquelle nous avons été éduqués. Voilà la situation d'injustice que je dénonce aujourd’hui. Les manigances de notre famille paternelle, une famille cruelle qui n’a pas de remord à détruire la vie de 3 jeunes garçons pleins d’avenir, dans l’unique but d’assouvir leur désirs de tradition et rituels sataniques,et qui aujourd'hui parle de déshéritage a but de profit matériel ???. Nous encourageons toute personne vivant de pareilles situations ou même pire, à faire tomber les voiles, à mettre le mal à nu complètement car Satan ne pourra jamais avoir raison sur les Enfants de Dieu. Donnons-nous la force et disons non à toute forme d'injustice car nous marchons avec la force de Dieu, le Dieu d'Abraham, d'Isaac et de Jacob. Allah. Que la tête du Satan, ses serviteurs et ses démons soient écrasées au nom de Jesus Christ. PS :Trop de vices de procédure et bavures judiciaires.La justice doit être transparente et pour tous. Au cas contraire soyons nous le peuple la justice.

Maxwell MEMVELLE
3,567 supporters
Petitioning National Rifle Association

Call on Local Officials and NRA Leadership to Keep Our Children Safe

Stand with David Wheeler, father of Ben, age 6, killed in his first-grade classroom along with 19 other children and 6 of their educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School on 12/14/12. As the 5th-year marker approaches, join us in signing David's (abridged) letter below to NRA President Pete Brownell (and CEO of Brownells, world’s leading supplier of gun parts) to call on local officials and NRA leadership to keep our children safe. Together with the concerned citizens of Grinnell and www.Newtownfilm.com are proposing three calls to action: Call on your local officials to ask for universal background checks and let them know your opposition to the proposed Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act. Call on NRA President, Peter Brownell, to engage with the public in a fruitful dialogue around the public’s concerns regarding violent marketing videos as well as marketing products such as bump stocks. Call for increased federal funding for gun violence research which will help save lives. We welcome all to stand with David, gun-owners and gun-reform advocates alike. _________ November 27, 2017 Dear Mr. Brownell, We haven't met, but like you, I’m the father of three. Also like you, I go to an office to work each morning. And like me, you might agree that our real job is being a dad: preparing our children, guiding them, and keeping them safe.  If you're like me, at times you feel like you've failed. These last five years I feel I’ve failed. Because I have another son—one I could not keep safe.  As capable and curious and as sparklingly wonderful as his brothers, he was killed in his first-grade classroom at Sandy Hook Elementary School when he was six. I had one job and couldn't do it. I couldn't do it because no dad can. No dad can promise his child that he won't be murdered in his classroom, at the movies, a concert, or shopping center. Perhaps we can’t absolutely eliminate gun violence, but we can diminish it and I have a hard time believing that all dads wouldn’t agree on that. A few years ago my family took part in the making of a nonpartisan documentary, NEWTOWN, that showed our town as is like now—after the events of December 14, 2012. I invite you, as my guest, to the local screening. I also welcome you to a post-screening discussion as several of my friends from Newtown join members of your community including gun owners, clergy, doctors, teachers, law enforcement, and dads—like you and me—as an example of positive civil dialogue. One dad’s sense of failure--when sincerely joined by dissimilar voices--may help lessen the failure felt by all dads; past, present, and future. Sincerely, David Wheeler _________ We welcome all to stand with David, and it is particularly important to hear from fellow-fathers, gun-owners and gun-reform advocates alike. Thank you.  

Newtown Documentary
1,841 supporters
Petitioning National Rifle Association, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives

Gun law reform, protect America and end gun violence

I'm a high school student who no longer feels safe at school after Columbine, Sandy Hook, Parkland, all some of the deadliest school shootings the United States has seen, and there have been countless others. This isn't even taking into consideration the amount of non-school mass shootings. My question is how many innocent people, and children who didn't get a chance at life, have to die before change happens? Kids as low as 7 years old have asked parents to buy them different shoes so that if there is a shooter, their shoes don't light up giving away their position. Schools have become a place where you go to not just wondering if you'll pass a test, but wondering if this will be the day you die. That is why I am petitioning the NRA to reform the gun laws. For one I believe that fully automatic and semi-automatic weapons should not be available to the public. However semi-automatic can be purchasable with a hunting license. Pistols should only have access to .22 ammunition, no higher than .22 caliber. You can have a .32 magnum revolver and a .44 magnum with a concealed carry license. Secondly, I believe security in school needs to be increased. We need more federal funding for schools. Security guards at school should be armed with tasers, that way not to kill a possible shooter but to stop them. Lastly, we need stricter laws on who can purchase guns. We need stricter background checks for those who wish to purchase a weapon. We need background checks to lock people out of guns who suffer from mental illness. Parents shouldn't have to send their kids to school worrying about a shooting, and kids shouldn't have to go to school worrying about death. Nobody should be worrying about getting shot from just going to a concert, walking down the street of a city to pick up some groceries, or any other normal everyday task people do every day. That is why I'm calling on all of you to take action now by signing this petition, together we can make a change and put an end to these horrible actions.

Ben Lopez
1,345 supporters
Closed
Petitioning National Rifle Association

Our right to keep and bear Arms was stolen, the Supreme Court can now give it back to us.

No longer can we allow the 'Progressive' politicians to enact unconstitutional Administrative de facto law that violates our unalienable Right (Second Amendment) to 'Keep and Bear Arms', to mean own and carry firearms outside our homes, wherein they have changed our Rights into a politically controlled privilege, that by Constitutional law, has no validity. With today's Progressive Left controlled organizations, such as the AntiFA and BLM, using violence to silence and interfere with the law abiding and faithful citizens of the United States, can we continue to allow politicians, who are not interested in the safety and Rights of the citizens, to interfere with our Right to defend ourselves by exercising our Constitutional Rights to keep and carry the tools needed to protect and defend ourselves and our loved ones?

Donald R Laster Jr
1,262 supporters
Petitioning United States Department of Education, National Rifle Association

Students, Parents, and Teachers United for Safe Schools: Let’s Prevent Another Parkland

Hello, My name is Mitchell Schwartz, and I am writing this petition as a concerned High School student. What occurred yesterday, 2-14-18, in Parkland, Florida, is disgusting, horrifying and tragic. Yet, it is not inevitable. This shooting could have been easily prevented.        As a sophomore and student activist in High School, I feel like we need better security in schools and to have some restrictions on guns.     We need restrictions on buying certain firearms, specifically the semi and fully automatic rifles used by the military, such as the AR-15. The AR-15 was used in yesterday’s shooting. Such powerful weapons should only be used in the military, and should not be in the hands of private citizens. With that said, I am kindly, but firmly requesting that the National Rifle Association ban such weapons from the use of private Americans.     I will also be requesting a response from the United States Department of Education, in regards to ways of making educational facilities nationwide safer places. Some such ways this can be achieved would be: mental health awareness, more emotional support and training from school social workers, guidance counselors and psychologists, more school security personnel, locking all unmanned doors, locking all doors, which could only able to be unlocked by students and school/district personnel by use of student/teacher ID chips and/or from school security guards, in addition to opening further studies and discussions on how to make schools safer. If a tragedy caused by someone, specifically by a troubled young adult, happened in Parkland, Florida, which was recently declared as the safest city in Florida, then it can happen anywhere.     I am calling for all concerned students, teachers, parents, and anyone else out there to sign this petition for safer schools and better student support services. Please share this with your friends and family and tell them to sign and share, and so on and so forth. Let’s try to get as many signatures as we possibly can. We must take a stand and make a change! Let’s do this thing!#prayforparklandflorida-Mitchell M. Schwartz

Mitchell Schwartz
1,005 supporters
Petitioning Donald Trump, National Rifle Association, Republican National Committee

Nation wide Constitutional carry. If you can legally own a gun you should be able to carry

Now more than ever the American people should have the right to defend themselves. We face threats on a daily basis from terrorism or mentally unstable individuals. This is about our God given right to freedom and our right to defend ourselves and loved ones from those who seek to harm us. If legal gun owners are allowed to always have a firearm and gun free zones are gone we will all be safer. If you look at statistics on national as well as international level you will see that gun free zones are a target rich environment for terrorism. The American people did not seek out this war with terrorism, but it is here. Our government can not always protect us. It your duty as an American citizen regardless of race or religion to protect yourself and family. Currently politicians (who all happen to have armed guards) are not allowing you to do so. Apparently their lives are more important than the working class American. It is time for Americans to unite again and let our government know that we will not be victims. Terroists, mentally insane and criminals do not care about a concealed carry permit or gun free zones. All these things do is make victims out of law abiding citizens and often times innocent children.  Children who were left unprotected because we have laws in America that bind the hands of those who wish  to protect them and give the power of life and death to killers. A concealed carry permit is a form of registration and gun control. The 2nd amendment should be the permit for law abiding citizens to carry not an unconstitutional state issued permit. Regardless of your religion or race if you love America, the Constitution and want us safe and secure you need to sign this.  During WWII Admiral Yamamoto of Japan advised against invading our mainland because "behind every blade of grass would be a rifle." That is what should always be said of America by our enemies!

James Daniel
749 supporters
Petitioning UK Parliament, Theresa May MP, Medical Research Council, World Health Organization, National Institute of Health, Donald Trump, Narendra Modi, The Gates Foundation, Xi Jinping, Harvard Stem Cell In...

Tinnitus...its time for a cure and better treatments

TINNITUS. This one word which probably does not mean a lot to many people is a very debilitating condition that approximately affects over 50 million Americans, over 5 million Britons, and if we were to account for the rest of the world we are looking into almost a billion people worldwide who suffer from this life changing condition. Not everyone is affected in the same way by it. Approximately 10% of the Tinnitus sufferers have chronic Tinnitus from which there is no escape. It is a sound that we can hear when no external sound is present, in short it means the end of SILENCE. Imagine a life without silence? Imagine hearing high pitched sounds 24*7! We live in this world which is becoming increasingly more dependant on the use of headphones, attending concerts, working in loud environments, tinnitus can be just round the corner for anyone anytime. It can come in anyone’s life at any point in time even through use of antibiotics, old age and acoustic trauma. Our soldiers who protect our countries from threats are the most affected with this condition and yet we have nothing to support them or treat them. Some people have taken such drastic approaches by taking harmful medications to ease or stop tinnitus but everyone has failed. No cure or FDA approved medications exists to DATE. The financial consequences of tinnitus are significant. Personal economic loss to an individual with tinnitus--including lost earnings, productivity, and health expenses-can be up to $30,000 annually. The cost to society as a whole has been estimated at upwards of $26 billion annually. [ATA] Global efforts towards solving this menace is imperative and must be encouraged. And yet, at the same time, we need to have 21st century techniques and therapeutics to tackle this menace. We don’t simply use mathematical data analysis of the effects of stress, sound therapy, etc to show that these are beneficial and pass that off as quality tinnitus research. This kind of research has no THERAPEUTIC value and is a vestige of 80s and 90s era research. We should encourage some quality therapeutics based research using 21st century techniques i.e. cochlear hair cell regeneration, acoustic neuromodulation, rTMS which can actually help to alleviate this condition rather than just encourage acceptance. There are therapies to help you manage the condition like Tinnitus Retraining Therapy, Mindfulness Meditation, Cognitve Behavioural Therapy etc but there is no therapeutic approach that can effectively reduce or cure this condition indefinitely and the worst scenarios is our medical professionals that most of them have no knowledge or understanding of this condition. However, the fact is that suicidal thoughts and even incidence of suicide is not uncommon amongst those who suffer from Chronic Tinnitus. Clearly, hearing health has become a major CRISIS and conditions like tinnitus are on the rise more than ever before. I am trying to raise awareness for tinnitus worldwide this petition is not for those who suffer but it is for everyone else too. I have suffered for nearly 30 years with this condition, but over the last two years it has gotten far worse. I have lived with it for this long. However, in the 21st century we don’t expect ENTs and the medical professionals to tell us to go and live with it; sorry but its not as easy as that. This is a serious condition and is not to be taken lightly it can shatter ones dreams, their futures, destroy social life, relationships and the list goes on and on i have experienced and read the same myself as I belong to many of the support groups on Facebook. Governments, worldwide organisations need to fund more into research as to this day forward we have not ONE single effective medication or treatment for this debilitating life changing condition and its just unacceptable. It has taken people's lives, has made people disabled to work and to enjoy a social life or a LIFE as we all know it; and yet the governments don't recognise it as a disability. I know many who have it are living happily with it I did as well for nearly 28 years but tinnitus doesn't stop there it can get worse and can really have a serious impact on one's life in many ways that are unimaginable. Its time for a cure...NOW. Millions worldwide left disconnected from life and family they don't speak as they have isolated themselves but we need to unite and we need to get our message heard everywhere in this world so please sign this petition share it on your Facebook, Twitter accounts spread it where ever you can as even though you don't have tinnitus it can come in your life one day too it can take away a loved one too, it can destroy the life you once had, disable you from work and the list goes on and on so PLEASE I urge everyone to please help me get this message out there as if we do nothing then nothing will happen its a challenge indeed and its a difficult one but I believe nothing is impossible in the world there is a solution to every problem we just got to find it. Thank you so much for reading it’s really appreciated and I trust you will all do what is necessary to get this petition in the hands of the people and organisations that can make a real change in this world and may we all get SILENCE back in our lives again! x x x

Amit Shah
621 supporters