• Petitioned Congress To Pass THE GATSBY LAW

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Congress To Pass THE GATSBY LAW

Create A New Gun Law

    1. Jill Gatsby
    2. Petition by

      Jill Gatsby

      Sherman Oaks, CA

Americans should have the right to bare arms and protect themselves, under the two conditions that

a. They agree to be responsible for every weapon they purchase and any and all crimes committed with such fire arm.

(This will inspire most gun owners to keep their firearms secured in a gun safe, which will curb half of the massacres that occur from kids STEALING the weapons from people they know who keep their weapons unsecured in their homes. This will curb massacres a lot quicker than banning automatic weapons. We need to hold gun owners accountable for their weapons. If someone wants to own a firearm then they are responsible for securing it where no intruder may have access to it.

Too many children are dying in this country from massacres where the kids are getting the firearms from their parent’s houses and/or friend's parent's houses. It's that or they know a relative who doesn't secure their weapon. The other half of the people going on killing rampages with firearms are mentally ill.)

b. MANDITORY PSYCHIATRIC EXAMINATIONS
Requires everyone in America to take and pass a psychiatric examination before being allowed to purchase any firearm.

This would most likely cut the gun ownership in America in half.

c. Issue TAX BREAKS for anyone who personalizes their firearm with a fingerprint trigger, making it so that no one but them can fire their weapon.
This would discourage potential theft and make it impossible for a thief to take said firearm and use it to harm others.

These are laws that allow people with sound judgment to bare arms and it inspires them to be responsible for those weapons they have the right to bare. If an American wants to bare arms they must be held responsible for the arms they bare and any crimes committed with that weapon.

These are the most pro-active and productive steps America could take in ending gun violence while ensuring that every American still has his or her rights. In the case that a person is diagnosed as clinically unstable or mentally disturbed, we cannot in good conscious allow such individuals to bare arms. This is not fair to our children and denies the simplest of all rights, the right to life and the pursuit of happiness.

To:
Congress To Pass THE GATSBY LAW
Create A New Gun Law

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    News

    1. California Teen Shoots High School Kids With His Big Brother's Shotgun!

      Jill Gatsby
      Petition Organizer
      California teen planned to shoot high school classmates

      Click photo to enlarge TAFT, Calif. -- A 16-year-old student armed with a shotgun walked into a rural California high school on Thursday, shot one student and fired at others and missed before a teacher and another staff member talked him into surrendering, officials said.

    2. NEWTOWN GUNMAN USED MOTHER'S GUNS - NOT IN A GUNSAFE!!!

      Jill Gatsby
      Petition Organizer
      Gunman's mother owned weapons used in Connecticut school massacre

      In total, 28 people died in Friday's rampage, including the gunman, who was found at the scene, and a woman believed to be Nancy Lanza, found shot dead at a home in Newtown. She was a teacher. Under Connecticut law, people under 21 are prohibited from purchasing or carrying handguns.

    3. GUN OWNERS CONCEDE THEY COULD BE TARGETS OF FIREARMS THEFT

      Jill Gatsby
      Petition Organizer

      All gun owners should have to sign a form that clearly states that they are aware that because they could be targeted for theft of their firearms they agree to properly store their firearms in a gunsafe or be held responsible for any and all crimes committd with their firearm in the event of a forced entry and/or theft.

    4. Gun Owners Should Sign a Release Upon Any Purchase Of Firearm

      Jill Gatsby
      Petition Organizer

      If the Gatsby Law were in place, the officer who had his gun stolen from his house would be charged as an accesory to murder for neglecting to store his firearm in a gun safe in the event of a break in or robbery to his residence.

      All gunowners should be required to acknowledge upon purchase of a firearm that they understand that by owning a firearm they could be targeted by thieves that might try and break into their homes to steal their weapons to use in crimes of homicide.

    5. THE GUN USED TO KILL MY AUNT WAS STOLEN FROM A POLICE OFFICER'S HOUSE

      Jill Gatsby
      Petition Organizer

      The gun used to kill my Aunt Ronni came from a police officer's house in the valley. Someone broke in to the police officer's home and robbed it. They got the officer's firearm because it was not secured properly in a gun safe. Instead it was laying out. It was taken because of the offier's negligence to lock it up. It was later used to shoot my aunt down in cold blood three times to the heart, once in the rib cage and one shot went wild. The gun was then used in the suicide of the alleged murderer of my aunt, Harold Smith.

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